Redescription of Amblyomma varium Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) based on light and scanning electron microscopy

  title={Redescription of Amblyomma varium Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) based on light and scanning electron microscopy},
  author={Valeria Castilho Onofrio and Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti and Sandro Leonildo Marques and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Hor{\'a}cio Faccini and Marcelo B Labruna and Lorenza B{\'e}ati and Alberto Alejandro Guglielmone},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
Amblyomma varium Koch, 1844 is a Neotropical tick, known as the ‘sloth’s giant tick’, with records from southern Central America to Argentina. It is found almost exclusively on mammals of the families Bradypodidae and Magalonychidae (Xenarthra). Differences exist in discussions with regard to the dentition of the female hypostome being either 3/3 or 4/4. The male was also originally described as having a short spur on coxa IV, but some specimens recently collected from different Brazilian… CONTINUE READING


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