First report on morphological characters of Hyalomma dromedarii from camel in Bikaner region of Rajasthan
Bhavana Rathore and Deepak Sumbria
The main purpose of this study was to determine the diversity and intensity of ticks found on camels (Camelus dromedarius) and their seasonal population dynamics in Bikaner, Rajasthan India. For this purpose, a total of 350 tick specimens were collected from camels in various regions in and around Bikaner (during 2010-2011). Various morphological characters revealed that all ticks collected from camel were Hyalomma dromedarii. The highest seasonal activities occurred in summer season (40.86%) and the ratio of male ticks (56.29%) was more than female ticks (43.71%). Maximum ticks were collected from perineum and chest (54.86%) region of animal.