Argasidae


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Argasidae: hard tick, tick bite, Soft ticks

Argasidae

 [ahr-gas´ĭ-de]
a family of arthropods, the soft ticks.

Ar·gas·i·dae

(ar-gas'i-dē),
Family of ticks (superfamily Ixodoidea, order Acarina), the soft ticks, so-called because of their wrinkled, leathery, tuberculated appearance that fills out when the tick is engorged with blood. Argasidae contains four genera: Argas, Ornithodoros, Otobius, and Antricola; argasid ticks, chiefly species of Ornithodoros, harbor and transmit spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that cause relapsing fever in birds and mammals.

Ar·gas·i·dae

(ahr-gas'i-dē)
Family of soft ticks, so called because of their wrinkled appearance, which fills out when the tick is engorged with blood. Argasid ticks, chiefly species of Ornithodoros, harbor and transmit spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that cause relapsing fever in birds and mammals.
[G. argas, idle, nonproductive, useless]
References in periodicals archive ?
The Systematics of Subfamily Ornithodorinae (Acarina: Argasidae) II.
In order to determine distribution and seasonal activity of Argasidae ticks in the study areas, a tick survey was carried out from the winter of 2002 until December 2003.
En cuanto a la familia Argasidae, tambien llamadas garrapatas de cuerpo blando (20, 22),estas se caracterizan por vivir bajo condiciones secas en los climas humedos, escondiendose en hendiduras (23), se alimentan de forma intermitente y muy rapidamente, ademas pueden permanecer mucho tiempo sin ingerir alimento (24).
Ixodidae ve argasidae ailesinin morfolojik ve biyolojik ozellikleri farklidir.
Dunya genelinde bulunan kene tur sayisi ve turlerine gore dagilimi Ortalama Familya Genus tur sayisi Ixodidae Ixodes 245 Amblyomma 131 Bothriocroton * 5 Haemaphysalis * 164 Hyalomma * 24 Nosomma 1 Anomalohimalaya 3 Cosmiomma 1 Dermacentor * 34 Margaropus 3 Rhipicentor 2 Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) * 5 Rhipicephalus 74 Nuttalliellidae Nuttalliella 1 Argasidae Argas * 58 Carios 88 Ornithodoros * 35 Otobius 3 Laelaptidae Gammaridacarus 1 Toplam 878 * Ulkemizde gorulen kene turleri Tablo 3.
The first, Argasidae, is commonly known as "soft ticks" while the second family, Ixodidae, represents the "hard ticks."
Ticks that transmit disease to animals and humans can be divided into two groups: the hard ticks (Ixodidae) (Figure 4-1) and the soft ticks (Argasidae).
While banding ferruginous pygmy-owls (Glaucidium brasilianum) and Eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio) in south Texas during 2004, we recorded Philornis mimicola (Diptera: Muscidae) and Ornithodoros concanensis (Acari: Argasidae) parasitizing nestfings.
Las garrapatas de la familia Argasidae y de los generos Dermacentor, Haemaphysalis, Ixodes y Rhipicephalus (Ixodidae) de la Argentina: distribucion y huespedes.
Occurence of the bat tick Ornithodo ros (Alectorobius) kelleyi Cooley & Kohls (Acari: Argasidae) in Costa Rica and its relation to human bites.
Ticks have been categorized in three well-defined families: Argasidae (soft ticks), Ixodidae (hard ticks), and Nuttalliellidae.