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On July 14, 1954, 21 specimens of Ornithodoros kelleyi Cooley and Kohls, 1941 were taken in a church in Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland. This is the first record of this species and of the genus Ornithodoros in Maryland. 0 . kelleyi was recorded previously from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Utah by Cooley and Kohls (1944, Am. Midland Naturalist 1: 113-117) and from West Virginia by Bequaert (1946, Entom.