Margaropus winthemi

Mar·gar·o·pus win·the'm·i

the one-host South American winter horse tick; it also sometimes attacks cattle and sheep.


a genus of ticks in the family Ixodidae, similar physically to Boophilus spp.

Margaropus reidi
found on giraffes.
Margaropus winthemi
found on horses, sometimes cattle; called also Argentine tick.
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