Nice Tick photos

Some cool Tick images:

Dermacentor sp. Tick

Image by K Schneider
? American Dog Tick (Dermacentor sp. – cf. variabilis), Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo Co., CA – April 2010. Thanks to P. Jennings, B. Mathison and Bug Guide for comments on ID. Collection of the tick and examination under a microscope would be recommended for a definitive identification to species.

Baby Ticks (Cropped)

Image by Vicky TGAW
Some time ago, Ryan put a tick he removed from the dogs in a specimen jar. The momma tick laid numerous eggs. Today, I noticed the eggs had hatched. Here is the first released shots of our newest arrivals.

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