Haemaphysalis Ticks of India

Haemaphysalis Ticks of India

1st Edition - July 6, 2011

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  • Authors: G Geevarghese, A Mishra
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123878120

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Ticks are obligate blood sucking arthropods found in almost every region of the world. They are very important vectors of human and animal diseases. Tick-borne protozoan diseases such as Theileriasis and Babesiosis cause mortality and morbidity in domestic animals in many countries including India.An understanding of taxonomy, vector biology and ecology in the geographic regions of each country is essential so that a programme of control measures can be implemented.This book focuses on the ticks found in India and will be invaluable for health authorities, tick biologists and veterinary researchers. It covers taxonomic identification, medical importance and bionomics of haemaphysaline ticks.

Key Features

  • Presents the taxonomy and biological description of the 42 haemaphysaline ticks which are found in the Indian subcontinent
  • Includes information on the ecology and biology of many of these species
  • Keys provided for subgeneric and individual identification will be useful for easy identification of Indian haemaphysaline ticks


Tick biologists, veterinarians and health authorities

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    1. Introduction
    1.1. Tick Studies: Historical Background
    1.2. External Morphology of Ixodid Ticks4,1334133
    1.3. Tick Genera in India3,86386
    1.4. Keys to Genera of Indian Ixodidae
    1.5. Biology and Life Cycle82,90,1338290133
    1.6. Hosts
    1.7. List of Haemaphysalis Ticks from All Over the World
    1.8. Keys to Subgenera60,61,77,78,856061777885
    1.9. List of Indian Haemaphysalis Ticks According to Subgenera

    2. Structurally Primitive Haemaphysalines
    2.1. Subgenus Alloceraea
    2.2. Subgenus Allophysalis
    2.3. Subgenus Aboimisalis
    2.4. Structurally Intermediate Haemaphysalines
    2.5. Structurally Advanced Haemaphysalines
    2.6. Subgenus Haemaphysalis
    2.7. Subgenus Kaiseriana
    2.8. Subgenus Aborphysalis
    2.9. Subgenus Segalia
    2.10. Subgenus Rhipistoma
    2.11. Proposed New Species

    3. Geographic Distribution and Ecologic Preference
    3.1. Host Preferences84,103,110,112,114,11584103110112114115
    3.2. Host-Related Structural Adaptations and Evolution85
    3.3. Impact of Deforestation, Urbanization, and Faunal Changes20,45,83204583
    3.4. Seasonal Prevalence46,11046110
    3.5. Biology11,12,14,17,38,87,8811121417388788
    3.6. Distribution of Haemaphysalis Ticks in Different Biotopes in the KFD Area16,461646
    3.7. Control of Haemaphysalis Ticks in the KFD Area34,42,100,110,1233442100110123
    3.8. Phylogeny of Indian Haemaphysalis Ticks62,966296
    3.9. Tick-Borne Diseases in India48,87,94,95,106,12348879495106123

    Appendix I. A New Species Described from Kerala111
    Appendix II. Scientific and Common Names of Host Species

Product details

  • No. of pages: 268
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2011
  • Published: July 6, 2011
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123878120

About the Authors

G Geevarghese

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Virology, Pune, India

A Mishra

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Virology, Pune, India

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