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Photo#596016
Tick from rabbit - Haemaphysalis leporispalustris

Tick from rabbit - Haemaphysalis leporispalustris
Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA
November 18, 2011
Size: ~1mm bl
This was on a white, escaped pet rabbit

Moved
Moved from Brown Dog Tick.

Moved
Moved from Brown Dog Tick.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

tick
looks like a male Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

 
Tick from rabbit
Could this be the rabbit tick Haemaphysalis leporispalustris?...
Found on a rabbit
Distinctive triangular mouthparts
Conspicious festoons
Small size (1mm bl)

 
sure looks like it!
Did some snooping around. I wasn't initially familiar with that genus since I mainly know the species that occasionally get on humans.

 
In NJ

 
cool guys
a rare addition in this section.

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