I was recently bitten by a tick. After having removed it from my body, I put it in a glass. By now, it has stopped moving, so I put it under a microscope and looked at it. I was surprised about being unable to get a sharp image of its body (upper part in the images) – what could that be? And can someone help me identify it?
I found a picture of a tick with a somewhat transparent thing around its back here – maybe that's what made it hard for me to get a clear focus on the back? And maybe it's related to this one?
It was found in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. Its length is between 1.2mm and 1.4mm (I don't have anything that's very usable for precise measurement of such small lengths).
If clearer focus on a particular part of that thing is needed for identification, please tell me.