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Is this a male Lone Star Tick? - Amblyomma - male

Is this a male Lone Star Tick? - Amblyomma - Male
Saint Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA
May 25, 2010

seen a photo somewhere that said this was a rabbit tick.

Rabbit tick
One distinctive genus-level charcateristic of Haemaphysalis leporispalustris, the rabbit tick, is a lateral elongatation of the the second palpal segment of the mouthparts. This gives each palp a fairly triangular shape.

In the above pictured tick, the palps are long, straight, and with a visible terminal segment markedly shorter than the next proximal one. The mouthparts have been damaged and the chelicerae and hypostome are missing. This does kind of make it look weird, but I'm still confident that this is A. americanum.

Moved from ID Request.

I think
Dog Tick

Not a dog tick
This is an Amblyomma male, based on the characteristics Blaine mentioned and on the distinctive palpal morphology. Most likely, this is A. americanum, the lone star tick. It's not Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick) or Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick).

Amblyomma sp.
general shape (rounder), elongated mouthparts and presence of festoons. Deer ticks (assuming Ixodes sp.) do not have festoons.

This site on the ticks of Kansas sure makes it look like you have a male deer tick, but I am not an expert.

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