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Soft Tick or Argas persicus leather like back f/2.8, 5X, ISO 100,19µm step length, 29 shots Argas persicus,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Soft Tick or Argas persicus leather like back

f/2.8, 5X, ISO 100,19µm step length, 29 shots

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  1. That is definitely extreme macro. Posted 2 months ago

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''Argas persicus'', also known as fowl tick or poultry tick, is a small soft-bodied tick that is found primarily on domestic fowl such as chickens, ducks, and geese. It was first recorded by Lorenz Oken in 1818 in Mianeh, Persia, and named ''Rhynochoprion persicum''.

''Argas persicus'' appears yellowish-brown when starved and slatey-blue when engorged. They are found on an animal host, in cracks and crevices of buildings or in nests.

They are also carriers of the spirochete.. more

Similar species: Ticks
Species identified by William Bodine
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Uploaded Sep 12, 2022. Captured Sep 12, 2022 12:47 in 4 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/1.0
  • 1/12s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm