The Journal of Agricultural Science

Research Article

British Ticks

Edward Galton Whelera1

a1 Claverdon Leys, Warwick.

The Ixodidae have received so little consideration at the hands of British naturalists that there does not exist amongst our literature any classification of the family having pretension to accuracy or completeness. This may be sufficient to account for the fact that in 1900 when inviting correspondence through the columns of Science-Gossip, I did not receive any reply from a fellow-countryman who had made a serious attempt to study the British ticks, though I have been favoured with much kindly assistance from correspondents who had turned their attention to foreign species.