Nuttalliella namaqua (Ixodoidea: Nuttalliellidae): Spiracle structure and surface morphology

  title={Nuttalliella namaqua (Ixodoidea: Nuttalliellidae): Spiracle structure and surface morphology},
  author={M. Roshdy and H. Hoogstraal and A. Banaja and S. M. E. Shoura},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Parasitenkunde},
The structure and surface morphology of the femaleNuttalliella namaqua spiracle are described with the aid of light and scanning electron microscopes. The spiracle, located posterolaterad to coxa IV, consists of a convex fenestrated plate lacking the marginal peritrime of ixodids, and a small, concave macula with a crescentic ostium enclosed by a lip. Ramifying pedicels around interpedicellular spaces are easily observed through the wide surface fenestrae. Below the ostium, a subostial space… Expand
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