Boophilus: Prevention and Control
B. annulatus (so-called American cattle tick) occurs in Mexico and in some regions of Africa. It was eradicated from the USA.
B. decoloratus (so called Tropical cattle tick or Blue tick) occurs in regions of Central, East, and Southern Africa.
B. microplus (so-called Southern cattle tick) occurs in Latin America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and East and West Africa after being eradicated from the USA.