Hyalomma marginatum

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Hyalomma marginatum
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Specimen in alcohol
Scientific classification
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]

Hyalomma marginatum marginatum is a subspecies.[3] The subspecies is typically found in northern African, southern Europe and some parts of Asia. It was also identified in Germany in 2006.[4]


  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 (1–2): 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): 260–3. doi:10.3201/eid1902.121193. PMC 3559059. PMID 23347801.
  3. ^ "Hyalomma (Hyalomma) marginatum subsp. marginatum Koch, 1844. Fauna Europaea".
  4. ^ Helge Kampen; Wolfgang Poltz; Kathrin Hartelt; Roman Wölfel; Michael Faulde (19 October 2007), "Detection of a questing Hyalomma marginatum marginatum adult female (Acari, Ixodidae) in southern Germany.", Experimental and Applied Acarology, 43 (3): 227–231, doi:10.1007/S10493-007-9113-Y, PMID 17952610Wikidata Q39118322