1971Potgieter & Du PlessisAnimal Life in Sn Afr. 219Bont-leg tick, (Hyalomma spp.). Has a very wide distribution over Africa, and there seem to be several different species and varieties, so that it is difficult to name it precisely. It is well known in South Africa, however, because of its ‘bont’ legs...Recently it has been found to transmit sweating sickness and tick-bite fever.
1981E. Prov. Herald 3 Mar. 1Congo fever is transmitted by the ‘hyalomma’ or ‘bont-leg’ tick, of which 26 species are found throughout South Africa.
1984L. Vergnani inSunday Times 23 Sept. 9Railway employee Mr Frans Theart was bitten by a bont-legged tick.
1984I. Horak inGrocott’s Mail 11 Dec. 19The bont-legged tick measures about five to six millimetres, has a dark brown to black body and its legs are banded with red and white.
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