Tropical Bont Tick
Introduced to the Caribbean in 1800s from infected cattle from Africa. Could be introduced to Florida from the Caribbean by migratory birds. (Barré et al. 1995)
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Barré N., G. Garris, and E. Camus. 1995. Propagation of the tick Amblyomma variegatum in the Caribbean. Review of Science and Technology 14(3):841-55.
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Amblyomma variegatum. CAB International. [Accessed Mar 7, 2015].
Center for Food Security and Public Health. 2009. Amblyomma variegatum: Tropical Bont Tick, Tropical African Bont Tick (PDF | 138 KB). Iowa State University.