Cow and goat.
Holotype-a" collected from cow, Chelari cattle market, Malappuram district, coll.
K. Prakasan on 2-4-2002, presently deposited in the Acarology Division,
Department of Zoology, University of Calicut, Calicut, India.
f from goat Chelari cattle
market, Malappuram district, collected by K. Prakasan on 9-4-2002, deposited in
Acarology Division, Department of Zoology, University of Calicut.
f and 12 9 9 from cow, 18
The present specimen resembles H. intermedia in general characters. However, the
species has been given the status of a new taxon by the possession of the following
characters which are unique.
Cornua less than the size of basis capitulum.
Ventral palpal spur reaches near to mid-length of palpal segment II.
Coxa 1 with small knob-like spur.