Definition of Family Argasidae
1. Noun. Soft ticks.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Acarina, Order Acarina
Member holonyms: Argasid, Soft Tick
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Argasidae
Literary usage of Family Argasidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"The family Argasidae contains two genera: Argus which are associated with birds, bats or their nesting/resting places, ..."
2. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"about five-eighths of an inch in length, belonging to the family Argasidae. Like the other members of the family it has no dorsal shield and has the margin ..."
3. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"Argasidae In the ticks belonging to the family Argasidae, there is comparatively little sexual dimorphism, while this is very marked in the Ixodida? ..."
4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"Quite a number of species included in the family Argasidae are known to cause more or less serious consequences by their bites, notably Ornithodorus moubata ..."
5. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"Habits.—There are certain general habits which are peculiar to the two families of ticks. Most species in the family Argasidae ..."