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Soft ticks
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Life stage:
Larvae
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Genera
Amblyomma
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Boophilus
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Dermacentor
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Haemaphysalis
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Hyalomma
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Ixodes
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Rhipicephalus
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TICK IDENTIFICATION KEY

Ixodes

245 Ixodes tick species are found worldwide, the most prevalent species in Europe are I. ricinus (castor bean tick), I.canisuga (British dog tick), and I. trianguliceps (vole tick) (although I. hexagonus, I. acuminatus, I. apronophorus, I. ventalloi, I. frontalis, I. hexagonus, I. arboricola, I. lividus, I. uriae, I. unicavatus, I. caledonicus and I. rotschildi have also been recorded in western Europe)

For more details see Background information

female Ixodes ricinus
dorsal view ventral view

Description of Genus:

  • Not ornate
male Ixodes ricinus
ventral view dorsal view
 
 
 
 
 

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Frank L. Ruedisueli& Brigitte Manship

University of Lincoln

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