Zoological Survey of the Union of South Africa. Tick survey. Part X. Distribution of Margaropus winthemi, the winter horse tick

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  • SDG 17
  • Abstract:

    (1) The distribution of M. winthemi is given in terms of political divisions as well as in terms of vegetational coverage. (2) M. winthemi is a winter tick, 80 per cent of the records of its presence are for the winter months May to August. (3) From the data available it is difficult to establish the factors limiting the distribution of the tick. (4) The absence of winter collections from many areas has prevented a complete picture of the distribution of the tick being drawn.