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Species Amblyomma cajennense

Non-native tick - Amblyomma cajennense - female Tick - Amblyomma cajennense Tick - Amblyomma cajennense Amblyomma cajennense - male Acarus cajennensis Fabricius - Amblyomma cajennense - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Ixodida (Ticks)
Family Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)
Genus Amblyomma
Species cajennense (Amblyomma cajennense)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acarus cajennensis Fabricius, 1787
Range
TX, FL / W. Indies, Mex. to S. Amer. (1)
Food
Over 25 documented hosts, including humans, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, and pigs. (1)
Remarks
Note: its presence in other parts of North America probably represent introductions that may not be established.

Part of a difficult species complex, this species may be A. mixtum based on range. Will revisit after checking more resources. TJH
Works Cited
1.The genus Amblyomma (Ixodidae) in the United States
Cooley RA. 1944. Journal of Parasitology Vol. 30: 77-111.