India (Karnataka, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra), Burma, Malaya, Philippines,
Papua New Guinea, Australia.
Species relationship is discussed under H. megalaimae.
2.5.6 Haemaphysalis minuta
Kohls first described this species in 1950 from males off the jungle fowl, Gallus
lafayettei in Wilpattu of Sri Lanka. This tick was commonly found on the jungle
fowl in the Wilpattu sanctuary in Ceylon in association with H. intermedia.The
name perhaps refers to the comparative smaller size of this tick ( Figure 2.40 ). 143
Male ( Figures 2.41 and 2.42 ) 99
Being very small, the length from the tip of palpi to the posterior margin of the
body ranges from 1.27 to 1.57 mm and width from 0.88 to 1.02 mm, widest ahead
of the spiracles.
Figure 2.40 Distribution of
H. minuta in India. (
) Place of
Map not to scale.