Ixodoidea


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Ixodoidea

 [iks″o-doi´de-ah]
a superfamily of arthropods (suborder Ixodides), comprising both the hard and soft ticks.

Ix·o·doi·de·a

(ik'sō-doy'dē-ă),
Superfamily of the order Acarina that includes the families Ixodidae and Argasidae.
[G. ixōdēs, sticky]

Ixodoidea

(ĭks″ō-doy′dē-ă)
A superfamily of Acarina, the ticks, in which the adults have a thick cuticle.
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The ticks of Venezuela (Acarina: Ixodoidea) with a key to the species of Amblyomma in the western hemisphere.
The Hyalomma ticks (Ixodoidea, Ixodidae) of Pakistan, India, and Ceylon, with keys to subgenera and species.
Ticks are then singled out under the superfamily Ixodoidea and then divided into two distinct subfamilies, Argasidae (soft ticks) and Ixodidae (hard ticks).