Argas reflexus

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Ar·'gas re·flex·'us

the pigeon tick, a species that may cause a cutaneous inflammatory lesion in humans.


a genus of ticks parasitic on poultry and other birds and sometimes humans.

Argas miniatus, Argas radiatus, Argas robertsi, Argas sanchezi
similar to A. persicus and originally classified with that species.
Argas persicus
causes tick worry of birds and paralysis of poultry; transmits Aegyptianella pullorum and Borrelia anserina.
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Argas persicus.By permission from Samour J, Avian Medicine, Mosby, 2000
Argas reflexus
infests pigeons and may transmit Borrelia anserina to poultry.
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