Deer tick - Dermacentor variabilis
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
April 27, 2006
I'm not sure what to call this fat and happy tick. I found it referenced in a book as both the "Blacklegged tick" - Ixodes scapularis and the "Deer tick" - Ixodes dammini, with the comment that it is called by both names. Is this a regional distinction? Or perhaps I've misidentified it altogether?
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