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African Bont Tic

Amblyomma hebraeum

Description:

A very small tic, not much larger than a tic-tac. Not a big fan of tics but liked the pattern!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tropical Bont Tick
Amblyomma variegatum Bont Ticks (Amblyomma) identification, images, ecology
African Bont Tick
Amblyomma hebraeum African Bont Tick


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6 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

That sounds like a great idea! I am sure that some (more) visitors would be happy to contribute to scinece through PN. And I am sure that a little guide book would be a great project (better than the whine-thingie) for ya :)

DudleyVenner
DudleyVenner 7 years ago

Thanks for all the input guys! I have been thinking of a Mkhaya mission Tiz. Maybe to use to eventually set up a little guide book.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

The family Amblyomma has 130 species and it does not seem to be very well documented. Here is a link to a similar tic to your spotting http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/5.... Consider this as a possible verification of the family...

Cheers

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

This is one of the Hard Ticks of the genus Amblyomma. It has a widespread distribution in Africa and is a pest of both wild and domestic animals as well a a vector of several diseases.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

The most beautiful tick I have ever seen!

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

It feels like "I have the T-shirt" ;)
It is indeed incredible!
Perhaps you should create a mission for Mkhaya. I will add all my spottings from there as well. Mission data can be extracted for a scientific purpose, or you can just enjoy looking at the diversity :)

See you soon ish :)

DudleyVenner
Spotted by
DudleyVenner

Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland

Spotted on Dec 28, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2014

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