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Tick found on feral Iguana - Amblyomma dissimile

Tick found on feral Iguana - Amblyomma dissimile
Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida, USA
January 10, 2014
Tick on feral iguana in S. Fla. Any ideas?

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Tick found on feral Iguana - Amblyomma dissimile Tick found on feral Iguana - Amblyomma dissimile

Moved from Amblyomma.

Probably A. dissimile

Very nice; when I am back at work on Thurs I will look into this (don't have my tick keys at home).

Moved from ID Request.

Any updates?
It's an interesting looking Amblyomma.

Any luck with this one
or is it proving to be difficult? Let me know if you want some in alcohol sent your way. Will take me a bit of lizard noosing, but I'll pull it off for you.

Several years late...
...but if you'd be willing to collect some I'd be happy to ID them.

honestly I forgot about it and then was out of town...
I am back now and will try to get to it later today or this week! Sorry about that!

Amblyomma yes...
cant be sure from these images. There are Africa species established in FL (which attack reptiles) but there is also the native A. tuberculatum on reptiles (primarily gopher tortoises). I will send the link to a couple specialists to see what they say.

Thanks Blaine, actually
looked at some A. tuberculatum from gopher tortoise and it seems very different. But THANK YOU, we'll see. I would be very interested if the monitor ticks have moved to the green iguana. I'm collecting ticks in ethanol.


Never a
rush, kind assistance always welcomed! Sorry just noticed the watermarks, I will take them out.

If this is an African Tick btw, just saying
I would have the source of the lateral transmission. FERAL MONITOR LIZARDS that are now in FLORIDA.

One of the
Amblyomma I would guess. Thought it was the Iguana Tick A. dissimile but not so sure. There are a couple other herp ticks that it might be? I know without microscopy we are shooting in the dark a bit, but let's see. THANK YOU!!!

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