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  Boophilus microplus (Canestrini)
Common Name
  cattle tick
   
   
 
Not verified Present
Exotic
Phylum: ARTHROPODA
Class: ARACHNIDA
Order: Acarina
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Family: Ixodidae
Notes: Introduced into Darwin on cattle from Indonesia in 1872. It spread to Western Australia in 1895 and Queensland in 1891 reaching New South Wales in 1906.
   
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