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Amblyomma americanum nymph - Amblyomma americanum

Amblyomma americanum nymph - Amblyomma americanum
Oak Ridge, NC, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
May 17, 2011
Size: 1.5 mm
I would like to know what this is, because I pulled it
off my ankle this afternoon.
Based on various tick related websites, it is not an adult, but a nymph, and
the only one whose body shape is almost circular, like this one, is the
Lonestar, which is common in this area.

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Moved from ID Request.

Amblyomma nymph, yes
can't tell species from pic, though.

NOT deer tick
This is definately not a deer tick based on the presence of eyes and festoons, two characteristics lacking in all Ixodes. I think your guess of lone star tick nymph is probably right, but I can't see the capitulum well enough to be sure.

 
Thanks
for helping with this ID!
I have added two more pictures showing
mouthparts and ventral view.

The A. americanum is one of our most common and aggressive
ticks according to
our state authorities.

 
Yes, A. americanum nymph.
Yes, A. americanum nymph.

 
Thanks again, Jon.
It's good to know!

Looks like a deer tick to me
Looks like a deer tick to me