Figure 2.56 Haemaphysalis spinigera. (A) Male, dorsal and ventral side; (B) female, dorsal
and ventral side; (C) nymph, dorsal and ventral side; (D) larva, dorsal and ventral side.
Source: Ghalsasi and Dhanda, Oriental Insects 1974; 8(4): 505 20; NIV unpublished drawings.
Male ( Figures 2.56 and 2.57 ) 14,18,47,104,127
Overall body length is approximately 2.02
1.65 mm wide.
Capitulum: Basis capitulum is dorsally rectangular, approximately twice as
wide as long; cornua are triangular, approximately one-third as long as basis capitu-
lum. Palpi are short, widely salient, and almost as broad as long. Hypostome is cla-
vate, as long as palpi, and dental formula is 5/5, with 9
2.70 mm and 1.16
11 denticles per file.
Scutum: Scutum is pyriform, approximately 1.4 times as long as wide; lateral
margins are convex, widest at the level of coxa IV, and slightly depressed at the
level of spiracles. Lateral grooves are shallow, extending to about mid-length of
scutum anteriorly and enclosing first two festoons posteriorly. Cervical grooves are
obsolete. Punctations are moderate in size, deep, and uniformly distributed all over
scutum. Festoons number 11, somewhat rectangular in outline. Genital plate is at
the level of coxa II, ovoid, and slightly narrow posteriorly.
Legs: Legs are long and stout. Coxa are each with characteristic spur. Spur of coxa I
is long, tapering, sharply pointed, and extending half-length of coxa II; spurs of coxa II