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Soft Tick or Argas persicus  lateral side showing the sutural line<br />
f5.6, 4X, 54 steps at 58&micro;m, 100 ISO, .6 sec  Argas persicus,Argus persicus,Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Soft Tick or Argas persicus

lateral side showing the sutural line
f5.6, 4X, 54 steps at 58µm, 100 ISO, .6 sec

    comments (5)

  1. This was the first time I used a 4X microscopic lens with extension tubes on my camera. It took me a bit, but I finally got a shot. Posted 2 months ago
    1. You did an amazing job! This shot is fanstastic and perfectly shows the sutural line!! Yay! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thanks! Posted 2 months ago
  2. I almost missed this one. That shows exceptional details. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Yep, this one was for Christine. Fun with my 4X microscope lens/extension tubes and helicoid on my Canon 5Dii 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 16, 2022. Captured Sep 15, 2022 16:59 in 4 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/1.0
  • 1/2s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm