A genus of small, eyeless, inornate ticks. As larvae and nymphs, they are found chiefly on small mammals and birds; as adults, they are found on larger mammals and some birds. They are important as vectors of protozoa and viruses, (e.g., Kyasanur Forest disease virus).
[G. haima, blood, + physaleos, full of wind]
Haemaphysalis/Hae·ma·phys·a·lis/ (he″mah-fis´ah-lis) a genus of hard-bodied ticks, species of which are important vectors of disease.
Haemaphysalis(hĕm″ă-fĭs′ă-lĭs) [″ + physallis, bubble]
A genus of ticks that includes species that are vectors for tick-borne viral diseases including hemorrhagic fever.
a large genus of small ticks in the family Ixodidae.
found on cattle and marsupials. Called also wallaby tick.
found on cattle.
Haemaphysalis chordeilis (syn. Haemaphysalis cinnabarina, Haemaphysalis punctata)
found on birds.
Haemaphysalis cinnabarina punctata
found on most mammals and on birds. Implicated in the transmission of Babesia bigemina, B. motasi, Anaplasma centrale, A. marginale.
transmits Q fever.
a widespread tick.
Haemaphysalis leachi leachi
occurs on domestic Carnivora and rodents. Called also yellow dog tick. Transmits canine piroplasmosis, Rickettsia conori and Coxiella burnetii.
Haemaphysalis leachi mushami
occurs on small Carnivora.
found on rabbits, other small mammals and birds. Transmits Coxiella burnetii, Francisella tularensis Called also rabbit tick.
a three-host tick found primarily on cattle, but also on many other mammals including humans. Transmits Theileria spp. and Coxiella burnetii.
found on rodents. May transmit Francisella tularensis.
found on Carnivora and antelope.
see H. cinnabarina punctata (above).