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Cover for Varroa destructor (Varroa mite)

Adult female mites are reddish-brown to dark-brown (Sanford et al., 2007), 1.00-1.77 mm long and 1.50-1.99 wide (Denmark et al., 2000), bodies...


Boophilus ticks are small inornate ticks with a short and broad capitulum with rounded lateral margins. The basis of the capitulum is hexagonal in...


The genus Hyalomma, bont-legged ticks, comprises 25 species that have long palps and hypostome. These dark-brown or black inornate ticks have beady...

Cover for Amblyomma hebraeum

The genus Amblyomma comprises over 100 species characterized by long mouthparts and, usually, beautifully coloured ‘ornamented’ scuta. The eyes are...


Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi, one of 74 species in the genus, is a medium-sized dark brown tick with reddish-orange legs. The adults are easy to...