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another Haemaphysalis? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus

another Haemaphysalis? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
February 24, 2012
Size: 4mm
Found on another dog, seven miles from my home.

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another Haemaphysalis? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus another Haemaphysalis? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus another Haemaphysalis? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Moved
Moved from Haemaphysalis.

See comment by Jon Oliver 8 May, 2012.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Yes,
Haemaphysalis can be distinguished by a hexagonal-shaped basis capitulum (head) excluding the mouthparts.

 
Haemaphysalis?
It's my understanding Haemaphysalis has angularly-produced palpomere II, but the basis capituli is rectangular? This is based on both Keirans and Litwak's key and the Pictorial Key we put out at the CDC.

Also, shouldn't Haemaphysalis have no eyes? This appears to have eyes (either that or pale maculae where the eyes should be).

If this truly has an angulate basis capituli and eyes, shouldn't this be Rhipacephalus sanguineus?

 
Blaine,
You are absolutely correct, this is R. sanguineus. My mistake. Haemaphysalis has no eyes, rectangular BC, broad palpal femur. Oops.

 
thanks Jon!!
I made a similar comment on the other too :)

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