Zoological Survey of the Union of South Africa. Tick survey. Part XI. The distribution of Otobius megnini, the spinose ear tick

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  • Abstract:

    1. The distribution of O. megnini is given in terms of political divisions, as well as in terms of vegetational coverage. 2. The factor limiting its distribution appears to be high rainfall. The tick has probably not yet been introduced into all areas of the Transvaal. 3. Seven day dipping has been shown to control the tick in some districts. 4. No seasonal periodicity was observed.