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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Genus Dermacentor

Another Tick sp - Dermacentor variabilis - male Dermacentor sp. - Dermacentor - female hungry tick - Dermacentor - male Squirrel ear tick - Dermacentor - female oval, black lined, dark-red Tick with beige-white scutum with 6 cervical groove dashes & faint central stripe; light leg patches - Dermacentor - female Looking for a Blood Meal - Dermacentor Dermacentor variabilis - female Dermacentor
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
Explanation of Names
Dermacentor Koch, 1844
Greek derma- "skin" + kentor- "that which stings, pricks or stabs"
Gender: Masculine
widely dist. (BG data)
Internet References
Yunker et al., 1986. Dermacentor ticks (Acari: Ixodoidea: Ixodidae) of the New World, a scanning electron microscope atlas. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington, 88: 609-627 [former link now broken]