Hyalomma marginatum

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Hyalomma marginatum
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Specimen in alcohol
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Superorder: Parasitiformes
Order: Ixodida
Family: Ixodidae
Subfamily: Hyalomminae
Genus: Hyalomma
Species: H. marginatum
Binomial name
Hyalomma marginatum
Koch 1844

Hyalomma marginatum is a hard-bodied tick found on birds including the pale crag martin. This tick has been implicated in the transmission of Bahig virus, a pathogenic arbovirus previously thought to be transmitted only by mosquitoes.[1]

The Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus has also been detected in ticks of this type removed from migratory birds in Morocco.[2]


  1. ^ Converse, James D; Hoogstraal, Harry; Moussa, M I; Stek, M; Kaiser, Makram N (1974). "Bahig virus (Tete group) in naturally- and transovarially-infected Hyalomma marginalum ticks from Egypt and Italy". Archiv für die gesamte Virusforschung. 46: 29–35. doi:10.1007/BF01240201. 
  2. ^ Palomar, AM; Portillo A; Santibáñez P; Mazuelas D; Arizaga J; Crespo A; et al. (Feb 2013). "Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in Ticks from Migratory Birds, Morocco". Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 19 (2): 260. doi:10.3201/eid1902.121193.