Argas persicus

Argas persicus

Argas persicus

Argas persicus, the fowl tick or poultry tick is a Argasid belonging to the Argasidae family.

It is mainly found on chicken and other domestic fowl. Lorenz Oken discovered it in 1818 in Persia. Lorenz named the species Rhynochoprion persicum, but the genus Argas had a priority.


Argas persicus is nothing much but an orange, eight-legged Arachnid circle.


A. persicus is found worldwide, carrying avian spirochetosis in chickens. Despite it feeding on chickens, they will also feed off of humans, but some cures have been acquired by some individuals.

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