Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Soft Ticks

  • Jeremy BoyerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3509

These ticks belong to the family  Argasidae and got their name because they lack a true dorsal  scutum in larval and nymphal stages. However, some larvae may possess a dorsal plate which is often of taxonomic relevance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIRAD – Agricultural Research for DevelopmentParisFrance