Haemaphysalis parva,

Guglielmone, Alberto A., Petney, Trevor N. & Robbins, Richard G., 2020, Ixodidae (Acari: Ixodoidea): descriptions and redescriptions of all known species from 1758 to December 31, 2019, Zootaxa 4871 (1), pp. 1-322: 185

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Haemaphysalis parva


120. Haemaphysalis parva  ( Neumann, 1897).

A Palearctic species, all of whose parasitic stages have been collected from Erinaceomorpha  : Erinaceidae  , but also from Galliformes  : Phasianidae  , and Passeriformes  : Corvidae  . Adult ticks alone have been collected from Mammalia  (several orders); adults and nymphs have been recovered from Carnivora  : Mustelidae  , Lagomorpha  : Leporidae  , Rodentia  : Sciuridae  , and Accipitriformes  : Accipitridae  ; adults and undetermined immature stages have been found on Artiodactyla  : Bovidae  , Falconiformes  : Falconidae  , and Passeriformes  : Sturnidae  . Immature stages have been taken from Rodentia  : Cricetidae  , Dipodidae  , Muridae  and Spalacidae  ; Charadriiformes  : Burhinidae  and Scolopacidae  , Gruiformes  : Gruidae  , Passeriformes  (several families), Piciformes  : Picidae  , Strigiformes  : Strigidae  , and Squamata  : Colubridae  , Lacertidae  and Viperidae  . Haemaphysalis parva  is a very frequent parasite of humans.

M: Neumann  (1897), under the name Dermacentor parvus  , but amended and given its current status in Morel (1963a); see note below

F: Schulze (1919), under the name Haemaphysalis otophila  ; see note below

N: Pospelova-Shtrom (1940), under the name Haemaphysalis otophila  ; see note below

L: Pospelova-Shtrom (1940), under the name Haemaphysalis otophila  ; see note below


M: Filippova (1997), Hosseini-Chegeni et al. (2014), Estrada-Peña et al. (2017)

F: Filippova (1997), Hosseini-Chegeni et al. (2014), Estrada-Peña et al. (2017)

N: Filippova (1997), Estrada-Peña et al. (2017)

L: Filippova (1997), Estrada-Peña et al. (2017)

Note: the name Haemaphysalis parva  ( Neumann, 1897) should not be confused with Haemaphysalis parva  Neumann, 1908d. The latter is a preoccupied name changed to Haemaphysalis intermedia  , as explained in Trapido and Hoogstraal (1963), and in the corresponding text for this species above. Guglielmone et al. (2017) state that the decision to synonymize Haemaphysalis otophila  with Haemaphysalis parva  by Morel (1963a) is questionable because comparison was made with redescriptions of Haemaphysalis otophila  by Pomerantzev (1950) and Feldman-Muhsam (1951), ignoring its original description in Schulze (1919). The larva of Haemaphysalis parva  is listed as undescribed in Camicas et al. (1998), but its description under the name Haemaphysalis otophila  and redescription by Filippova (1997) are treated as valid here. Burger et al. (2013) found that Haemaphysalis inermis  and Haemaphysalis parva  form a clade divergent from the rest of Haemaphysalis  . See also Haemaphysalis sulcata  for its confusion with Haemaphysalis parva  .