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the Lone Star tick, a species that is an important pest and vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human ehrlichiosis, found primarily in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico; it occurs on dogs and many other hosts, including other domestic animals, birds, and humans, whom it bites in larval, nymphal, and adult stages.
Lone Star tickA hard tick native to the southern US, as well as Central and South America, which is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and occasionally Lyme disease.
a genus of ticks of the family Ixodidae.
a three-host tick which causes painful bites and tick paralysis and transmits Q fever, tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever of humans. Called also the lone star tick.
a three-host tick that transmits spotted fever of human and leptospirosis due to L. pomona. Called also cayenne tick.
a three-host tick that transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater. It also causes severe bite wounds. Called also bont tick.
a three-host tick which causes paralysis but does not transmit disease. Called also Gulf coast tick.
a three-host tick, a vector for Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater.
a three-host tick which transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) and Nairobi sheep disease. Called also variegated or tropical bont tick.