FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2021 Vol.27 No.2 PP 311­-315
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v27i2pp311-315
First report of Rhipicephalus deltoideus from Manipur, India
*Aheibam Jeeran Kumar Singh and R.K. Gambhir Singh
Parasitology Section,
Centre of Advanced Studies in Life Sciences,
Manipur University,
CANCHIPUR-795003, IMPHAL (MANIPUR) INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : aheibamjeeran@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The present paper deals record of a Rhipicephalus tick, reported for the first time from Manipur, a new record of India. The species under this genus have usual morphological features viz., having a hard sclerotized scutum which completely cover the dorsal surface of the body in males but present a small shield just behind the capitulum in female, basis capitulum is hexagonal in shape, mouth part anterior in position, eyes if present are located near the lateral margin of the scutum, presence of adanal plate in male, presence of festoons, etc. The present specimen which is reporting as a new record was collected from cattle (Bos indicus) from Wakha (24º46'22'’ N, 93º59'12'’E) Imphal East District, Manipur,India. On detailed microscopic observation, the present specimen was found to possess the morphological characters similar to the already known Rhipicephalus species, Rhipicephalus deltoides is a first record from India.

Key words : Bos indicus, Cattle, Manipur, Rhipicephalus, Tick, Wakha.
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