Amblyomma tholloni male waiting for an elephant to pass by
Amblyomma tholloni, the african elephant tick, this picture was taken during the night when I did a walk in the forest in National Park of La Lopé in Gabon.
It is called the elephant tick not because it is big but because adults are mainly found feeding on elephants !
Similar species: Ticks
Uploaded Jan 11, 2023. Captured Jul 26, 2013 11:00 in PM3J+PV Kandjama Bika, Gabon.