TAXONOMY OF PARASITIC TICKS OF GENUS RHIPICEPHALUS (BOOPHILUS) (IXODIDA: IXODIDAE) FROM AURANGABAD DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA INDIA

Sushama Paikade, Ramrao Chavan

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The present communication is regarding the taxonomy study of parasitic ticks of Genus Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India. The study was carried out on ectoparasitic ticks of milch cattles of Aurangabad district from June-2015 to May-2016. The three species of genus such as Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus), microplus and Rhipicephalus were identified as per the keys and description given by Wall R. and Shearer D. (1997), Soulsby E. J. I. (1982).


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