The New International Encyclopædia/Dove-Tick
DOVE-TICK. A blind tick (Argas reflexus), well known in Europe as a parasite of doves and some other birds. A closely related species is the Asiatic Argas Persicus, which dwells in houses “and by its punctures produces convulsions in man, and it is said that even death has resulted from its sting.” A third species, the pique (Argas nigra), is almost equally distressing. See Tick.