Figure 2.94 Haemaphysalis kutchensis. (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: Hoogstraal and Trapido (1963), Journal of Parasitology (vol 49(3)), Allen press
Female ( Figures 2.94 and 2.95 ) 55
Mean body length is approximately 2.2 mm and width 1.3 mm.
Capitulum: Basis capitulum is slightly over twice as wide as long; cornua are
widely triangular and only about one-third as long as base; porose areas are ovate,
small, deep, separated from each other by a distance approximately twice the diam-
eter of one porose area. Palpi are with basal margin of segment II, not so acutely
angled as in male; thus, lateral margin of segment II is longer than in male and seg-
ments II and III are sub-equal in length. Hypostome is essentially as in male except
for a few more small denticles in each file basally.
Scutum: Scutum is with length and width sub-equal; lateral margins are mildly
convex on anterior two-thirds of length, more abruptly narrowing posteriorly in
un-engorged specimens but less so in engorged specimens; posterior margin is
broadly rounded. Cervical grooves are shallow, straight, parallel, extending approx-
imately to mid-length of scutum. Punctations are large, moderately deep, and
closely spaced on anterior half of lateral fields, irregularly sized and spaced.