ClinQuiz: Ectoparasites - Answer 4C

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Aug 14, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

Incorrect. Soft ticks have mouthparts that are not visible when the arthropod is viewed dorsally and a fused cephalothorax, as opposed to the distinct head, thorax, and abdomen present in this insect. In addition, Ornithodoros species do not commonly become established inside homes but are instead associated with burrows, caves, and dens where the preferred bat, rodent, bird, or reptile hosts make their homes.12

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