lower altitudinal zones chiefly in the more northern islands of its geographic
Disease relationship of this species is not recorded yet.
This species resembles H. bispinosa superficially but it can be separated by the
absence of lateral grooves and the presence of a medial lobe-like projection on
the dorsomedial border of palpal segment II in the adult. In the immature stages the
palpal segments are more salient in hystricis.
Immature stages: Rat, human, Formosan reeves muntjac (deer), wild boar, tree
shrew, and from flag dragging in Arunachal Pradesh (India).
Adults: Tree shrew, dog, man (unattached), rat (R. brunneusculus Hodgson,
R. fulvescens Gray), tiger, wild boar, spinous tortoise, large scimitar babbler bird,
hog badger, stink badger, buffalo, Himalayan black bear, cattle, pig, horse, Bengal
porcupine, and from flag dragging in Arunachal Pradesh (India).
India (Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh), Burma, Thailand,
Laos, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Ryukyu islands, Okinawa islands,
Malaysia, Borneo, East Indies (Southeast Asian islands), Sri Lanka.
2.7.11 Haemaphysalis wellingtoni
H. wellingtoni was first described by Warburton from the specimen collected on
domestic fowl in Borneo in 1907. In India, it has been recorded from a number of
states, mainly from KFD area of Shimoga district in Karnataka state of India. It is
considered as a bird tick ( Figure 2.85 ).
Male ( Figures 2.86 and 2.87 ) 1,104,127
The male is 1.8 mm
1.5 mm in size.
Capitulum: The capitulum is broader than long and is 0.38 mm in length. The
base is sub-rectangular with convex lateral sides and is twice as broad as long. The
cornua are short and blunt. The palps are 1 1
2 times as long as broad and articles II
and III are sub-equal. The hypostome has 4/4 or 5/5 rows of teeth, the innermost
row of each side having five or six teeth and the others about ten in each row.
Scutum: The punctations are slightly unequal; the larger ones are mostly found
on the lateral fields of the pseudo-scutum, which is slightly more raised than the