Ixodes (Afrixodes) matopi n. sp. (Acarina: Ixodidae) : a tick found aggregating on pre-orbital gland scent marks of the klipspringer in Zimbabwe
Spickett, Arthur M.; Keirans, J.E.; Norval, R.A.I.; Clifford, C.M.; Steyn, P.J.J.; Bigalke, R.D.; Cameron, Colin McKenzie; Gilchrist, Frances M.C.; Morren, A.J.; Verster, Anna J.M.; Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand; Walker, Jane B.
Ixodes (Afrixodes) matopi n. sp. is described from females and males collected off twigs bearing deposits of intraspecific communication marks secreted by the pre-orbital glands of the klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus and from laboratory-reared immature specimens. One female was also found on a goat.
The 4 collections were all from Zimbabwe, 3 of them from Matabeleland South Province and the fourth from Inyanga District, Zimbabwe.
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