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Tick - Amblyomma americanum

Tick - Amblyomma americanum
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
September 22, 2008
Size: 1.5mm (1/32"+)
This is what we call a "seed tick". As was recently explained to me, this is just an immature tick and that there really is no species of "seed" tick. Correct?

I do know that these little $*&%#@+ get everywhere!

Please help with ID.

Amblyomma americanum
This looks to me like a nymphal Amblyomma americanum with its mouthparts angled slightly down making them appear shorter in the photo.

Around here, when people mention seed ticks they are usually refering to larval A. americanum which are quite a bit smaller than the nymphal stage.

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