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Very small biting insect  - Amblyomma americanum

Very small biting insect - Amblyomma americanum
College Park, Maryland, USA
August 25, 2017
Size: approx 1/4 of a milimeter
After walking in tall grass found hundreds of these small bugs swarming on my clothing. The example in the image is dead. Image taken with a microscope. The bugs have a hard outer shell. Needed to pinch between fingernails to kill. These are biting insects causing a small raise fluid filled blister to form. Very itchy. My legs and feet are covered with blisters.

Moved, Amblyomma americanum nymph
Moved from Hard Ticks.

This is a hard-backed tick, f
This is a hard-backed tick, family Ixodidae.

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