Amblyomma cajennense

Am·bly·om·ma ca·jen·nen'se

the Cayenne tick, a species that is an important pest in southern Texas, Central and South America, and the larger Caribbean islands, and a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Mexico and Central and South America; all stages attack humans and many species of domestic and wild animals.


a genus of ticks of the family Ixodidae.

Amblyomma americanum
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.
Amblyomma cajennense
a three-host tick that transmits spotted fever of human and leptospirosis due to L. pomona. Called also cayenne tick.
Amblyomma hebraeum
a three-host tick that transmits Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater. It also causes severe bite wounds. Called also bont tick.
Amblyomma maculatum
a three-host tick which causes paralysis but does not transmit disease. Called also Gulf coast tick.
Amblyomma pomposum
a three-host tick, a vector for Ehrlichia ruminantium, the cause of heartwater.
Amblyomma variegatum
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.
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Survival and water-balance characteristics of tufted adult Cayenne ticks Amblyomma cajennense (Acari: Ixodidae).
rickettsii were isolated through the inoculation of patient blood or of Amblyomma cajennense sensu lato (s.
Amblyomma cajennense parasitizes domestic and wild animals in Mexico and it is distributed throughout most Latin American countries (Estrada-Pefia et al.
Our group identified the cayenne tick, Amblyomma cajennense, as the predominant tick species found on horses at the ranch," says Knowles.
Genus Species Acarina Ixodidae Amblyomma cajennense Fabricius 1787 Ixodidae Amblyomma dissimile Koch 1844 Nothridae Nothrus sp.
variabilis are the main vectors in the United States, and ticks of the Amblyomma cajennense complex are the most common vectors in Central and South America (3,4).
We collected and analyzed ticks of the following species: Amblyomma cajennense (1,723 ticks), Rhipicephalus sanguineus (109), Anocentor nitens (63), Boophilus microplus (33), Amblyomma aureolatum (2), and Amblyomma dubitatum (2).
The dominant tick, Amblyomma cajennense, was collected from 180 (78.
variablilis are the main vectors in the United States, the Amblyomma cajennense tick is the most common vector in South America (1,2).
Its transmission in 5 southern states is primarily associated with Amblyomma cajennense, A.
In Mexico, its transmission has been attributed to Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma cajennense ticks.
The most common human-biting tick in Central America is Amblyomma cajennense, which is a known vector of R.