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Ixodes scapularis (Deer Tick) 5x collected from human at Fenton River, Storrs, CT Geotagged,Ixodes scapularis,Ixodes scapularis (Deer Tick),United States Click/tap to enlarge

Ixodes scapularis (Deer Tick)

5x collected from human at Fenton River, Storrs, CT

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''Ixodes scapularis'' is commonly known as the deer tick or blacklegged tick , and in some parts of the USA as the bear tick. It is a hard-bodied tick of the eastern and northern Midwestern United States. It is a vector for several diseases of animals, including humans and is known as the deer tick owing to its habit of parasitizing the white-tailed deer. It is also known to parasitize mice, lizards, migratory birds, etc. especially while the tick is in the larva or nymph stage.

Similar species: Ticks
Species identified by Mark R Smith
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By Mark R Smith

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Uploaded Apr 29, 2015. Captured in University of Connecticut, 380-398 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.