Haemaphysalis calva Nuttall and Warburton, 1915

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: 23

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Haemaphysalis calva Nuttall and Warburton, 1915


Haemaphysalis calva Nuttall and Warburton, 1915  

This is a rare Oriental species that has been recorded from peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, as well as Indonesia ( Hoogstraal and Wassef 1981; Tanskul et al. 1983). It is a parasite predominantly of sambar deer, but has also been recorded from wild pig, palm civet, Himalayan brown bear ( Ursus arctos isabellinus   ) and water buffalo ( Hoogstraal and Wassef 1981).

Adults and nymphs are described in Hoogstraal and Wassef (1981).