Haemaphysalis(redirected from Haemaphysalis bispinosa)
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(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.