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Striped and fairly long legs, elongated mouthparts, body size ranging from eight millimeters to two centimeters… These characteristics of the tick Hyalomma marginatum make it stand out from its peers. Established for about five years on the Mediterranean coast, the species is meticulously analyzed by CIRAD (Center for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development). We don’t know exactly where it came from. We just know that she would have arrived in France in the form of a nymph clinging to a bird or a small animal, or even an adult, when she was feeding on an imported horse or cattle. “Breeders have been telling us for several years that ticks are more and more present on their animals», Relates Frédéric Stachurski, veterinarian and researcher at the CIRAD. The implantation of the beast is progressing on a territory
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