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5 years, 10 months ago
While enjoying the outdoors in mid-Missouri and Northern Iowa, I came across this tick in my belongings. I can't distinguish whether it is a dog tick, a rocky mountain tick or some other species.
Jul 28, 2017 at 22:19
The tick you found is a female American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) and not a lone-star tick (Amblyomma americanum). Female lone-star ticks do not have white coloration towards the head and only a round dot in the middle of their body. The following PDF document offers a visual comparison of the two species:
Dec 31, 2017 at 14:00
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