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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Acari: :
Common Name: tick
Photographer: J. J. Cravens
Identifier: J. J. Cravens
This tick bit me on the shoulder while setting pitfall traps in the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. It was then placed in a vial of alcohol where it received a swift, and presumably pleasurable, death.
Ticks can transmit Lyme Disease and other diseases.
Please click here to go to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on Lyme Disease.