Haemaphysalis aborensis Warburton, 1913

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, Andrews, Ross H., Ahamad, Mariana, Putthasorn, Noppadon, Muders, Senta V., Petney, David A. & Robbins, Richard G., 2019, Ticks (Argasidae, Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases of continental Southeast Asia, Zootaxa 4558 (1), pp. 1-89: 21

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Haemaphysalis aborensis Warburton, 1913


Haemaphysalis aborensis Warburton, 1913  

This species is relatively widely distributed in the Oriental Region, ranging from India and Nepal eastward to Vietnam and Cambodia, including Myanmar, Lao PDR (tentative) and Thailand ( Hoogstraal et al. 1971b; Kolonin 2009; Geevarghese and Mishra 2011; Vongphayloth et al. 2016). To date, it has not been recorded from peninsular Malaysia. Hosts of adults include large carnivores, deer, porcupine and wild pigs, as well as cattle-yak hybrids ( Hoogstraal et al. 1971b). Immatures have been recorded from ground-feeding birds, porcupines, water buffalo, domestic fowl, wild pigs, tree shrews and the hog badger ( Arctonyx collaris   ) ( Hoogstraal et al. 1971b; Geevarghese and Mishra 2011). Haemaphysalis aborensis   is usually found between sea level and 500 m, with Hoogstraal et al. (1971b) recording collection localities up to 1,500 m. This is a wet, tropical, evergreen forest dwelling species ( Hoogstraal et al. 1971b).

All life history stages are described in Hoogstraal et al. (1971b).