Figure 2.74 Haemaphysalis ramachandrai. (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: Dhanda et al. (1970), Journal of Parasitology (vol 56(4)), Allen press Publishing
Legs: Coxa are each with a triangular spur; spur of I is lanceolate, extending to
or slightly beyond anterior margin of coxa II; spurs of II to IV are broadly triangu-
lar, successively decreasing in size; those of II and III are extending well beyond
posterior margin of coxa; spur of IV is quite small.
Female ( Figures 2.74 and 2.75 ) 31
Length is about 2.22
Capitulum: Basis capituli are dorsally 2.2 times as broad as long; cornua are
broadly triangular, almost one-third as long as the base of basis capituli; porose
areas are moderately large, oval, widely spaced. Palpi are quite like those of male,
posterior margin of segment II is somewhat broader than in male and with a slight
posteroexternal protrusion. Hypostome is similar to that of male.
Scutum: Cervical grooves are shallow, extend from small sub-anterior pits to
scutal mid-length. Punctations are as in male. Genital operculum is slightly longer
than anterior breadth.
2.77 mm, breadth 1.44