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CuticleThe Key to Tick Adaptability
External Features of some Economically Important Species
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activity Africa Amblyomma andersoni animals appear appendiculatus areas argasid Argasidae attached Babesia basis capituli bite body Boophilus capitulum capsule cattle cells Cervical grooves cheliceral coxa coxal cuticle cytoplasm Dermacentor disease dogs eggs endocuticle engorged epicuticle evertsi external spur feeding fluid fully fed genus granules Haemaphysalis Haller's organ hard ticks hexagonus Hoogstraal host humidity Hyalomma hypostome immature stages infection inner Ixodes ricinus Ixodidae large number larvae larvae and nymphs lateral layer Lees legs length louping ill lumen male mammals membrane microplus moulting muscles nuclei Nuttall nymphal nymphs nymphs and adults occur outer palp palpal palpi paralysis parasites pathogens period persicus pharynx punctations rabbits relapsing fever reported Rhipicephalus rickettsiae salivary glands sanguineus scutum segment sheep skin soft ticks spermatophore spiracle Spiracular plate spirochaetes spotted fever spur on coxa surface tarsus tarsus IV temperature Theileria tick species tissues transmission transmitted transverse unfed female vector ventral virus whilst