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Figure 2.14 Haemaphysalis nepalensis. (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 (1962), Dhanda (1964), Journal of Parasitology (vol 48(2) & vol 50(6)),
Allen press Publishing Services.
than twice as long as wide; lateral margins are parallel; dental formula is 2/2, with
six or seven denticles in each row.
Scutum: Scutum is slightly wider than long. Cervical grooves are narrow and
deep anteriorly, wide and shallow posteriorly, extending almost to posterior margin
of scutum.
Legs: Coxa are each with a well-developed triangular spur; coxa I is with outer
spur-like ridge. Trochanters are with a ventral ridge-like projection.
Larva ( Figures 2.14 and 2.15 )
The total body length is about 0.81 mm. The capitulum is 0.17 mm long.
Capitulum: The palpi are loosely arranged and are with very poor salience. No
spur is present dorsally, but ventrally palpal segment III shows a little outgrowth or
plate-like spur not even reaching to the basal margin of palpal segment III.
Infrainternal seta is single. Hypostome is having 2/2 dental formula, with five to
six denticles per file.
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