Argasidae sentence example

argasidae
  • Collectively the Ixodidae and Argasidae may be distinguished from other Acari by the presence of a median probe, armed with recurved teeth, which project forwards beneath the mouth and between the palpi, and of a conspicuous spiracular area above and usually behind the base of the fourth leg on each side.

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  • The two families Argasidae and Ixodidae may be distinguished as follows.

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  • In the Argasidae the anterior portion of the dorsal surface of the body is extended forwards above the capitulum, so that this structure is concealed from above; the integument is fairly uniformly granular or coriaceous above and below; the palpi are simple and unmodified; there is no sucker beneath the claws in the adult, and there is only a slight structural difference between the sexes.

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  • It is singular that the Argasidae, which are for the most part parasitic upon birds, contain the only species of ticks, especially 0.

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