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Dermacentor variabilis - male - female

Dermacentor variabilis - Male Female
Mt Diablo State Park, Contra Costa County, California, USA
May 7, 2006
Just a few of the thousands of ticks I saw last weekend....
Two males on left; female on right.

Great shot, Joyce.

thanks Lynette
... they posed nicely, as ticks tend to do while waiting for us to get near them :(

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