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Genus Dermacentor

Came to my window - Dermacentor variabilis - male unknown bug found in my bed this morning ! - Dermacentor tick - Dermacentor occidentalis Dermacentor - female Unknown tick... maybe American Dog Tick? - Dermacentor Rocky Mountain or Dog Tick - Dermacentor - male Female Dermacentor occidentalis? - Dermacentor - female Dermacentor variabilis
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]