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Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
December 26, 2008
Size: 4mm (5/32")
What is wrong with it's left leg?

Please help with ID.

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Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus Tick - Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Hexagonal basis capitulum ("head")
indicates genus Rhipicephalus, likely R. sanguineus, the brown dog tick. If mature, this is a female. I don't know what's wrong with the leg.

 
R. sanguineus
R. sanguineus is the only species of the genus found in the Nearctic region excluding members of the subgenus Boophilis, none of which are present (officially) in the U.S.

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