Figure 2.44 Haemaphysalis campanulata. (A) Male, dorsal and ventral side; (B) female,
dorsal and ventral side; (C) nymph, dorsal and ventral side.
Source: From Yamaguti, Tipton, Keegan, Toshioka, 1971.
Unfed specimens are about 0.65 mm long.
Capitulum: Basis capitulum is rectangular; posterior edge is linear; no cornua
are present; palps are similar to those of the nymph, but article III with a more
indistinct ventral spine; hypostome dentition is 2/2 with six teeth per file.
Scutum: Broader than long, about 0.3 mm
0.25 mm, posterior margin is
uneven; cervical groove is defined, diverging posteriorly.
Legs: Each coxa is with a spur; tarsi are fairly long, attenuate in talus.
Immature stages: Not available.
Adults: Sambar deer, wolf, cows, horses, dogs, rats, cattle, and man.
India (Kerala, Bihar, Orissa), China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea (North and South).
Both immature and adult ticks are very common on Japanese dogs, even in urban
areas. All stages in the life cycle may be found on the ground around dog kennels.