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Species Dermacentor variabilis - American Dog Tick

American Dog Tick - Dermacentor variabilis - female American Dog Tick - Dermacentor variabilis - female American Dog Tick - Dermacentor variabilis - male Dermacentor variabilis - female tick - Dermacentor variabilis - female Tick - Dermacentor variabilis Dermacentor variabilis - male - female Dermacentor variabilis - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Ixodida (Ticks)
Family Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)
Genus Dermacentor
Species variabilis (American Dog Tick)
Other Common Names
Wood Tick
Explanation of Names
Latin for variable
Identification
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Range
Eastern N.A., but also in some areas along the Pacific Coast (CA and perhaps into OR). Please see this CDC link which also includes approximate range maps for other tick species.
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Gulf Coast Tick - Amblyomma maculatum
Found particularly along the Gulf and South Atlantic coastlines.