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a tropic bont tick, a serious pest of domestic livestock and an important vector of heartwater (q.v.) in Africa and the Caribbean; it is closely associated with the development of severe clinical dermatophilosis in cattle in the Caribbean.
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.