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Genus Ixodes

Deer Tick - Ixodes scapularis - female Tick - Ixodes - female Maybe Ixodes scapularis (Blacklegged Tick) - Ixodes scapularis Tick - Ixodes scapularis - male Blacklegged Tick - Ixodes scapularis - female Black-legged Tick - Ixodes scapularis - female Beaver ticks (Ixodes banksi) in beaver ear - Ixodes banksi Tick - Ixodes
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 Ixodes
Explanation of Names
Greek ixos(ιξος)- "birdlime" (a sticky substance put on places where birds perched in order to trap them) + -odes (-ωδης)- a variant of -oides(οιδης)- "like, resembling" (only seen as an ending).
Gender: Masculine
~35 species in our region