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Species Rhipicephalus sanguineus - Brown Dog Tick

Brown dog Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus - female Brown dog Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick id - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Brown Dog Tick? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus - female Brown Dog Tick? - Rhipicephalus sanguineus - 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 Rhipicephalus
Species sanguineus (Brown Dog Tick)
Explanation of Names
Rhipicephalus sanguineus Latreille
Identification
Range
sw US, FL (BG data)
Season
It lives indoors and can be found in any season.
Food
will feed on a wide variety of mammals, dogs are the preferred host in the U.S. - UF
Life Cycle
unusual among ticks, in that it can complete its entire life cycle indoors - UF
Internet References
Featured Creatures - University of Florida