A Portuguese Two Host Tick
Hyalomma m. marginatum

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Alien tick
Hyalomma marginatum marginatum
No common name although it is a two-host tick

Identification confirmed by Health Protection Agency
Tick Recording Scheme staff on 23rd March 2009

Some general photos and identifying features

Hyalomma marginatum marginatum
Adult male, length 5.2 mm, collected 14 March 2009
from an animal 48 hours back from Portugal




Side view-ish


The long external spur on Coxa 1


Sub-rectangular basis


No basal spur on palps


Eyes "lightened"




Male genital aperture


Anal groove and sclerotised adanal plates




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