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Sheep tick

Ixodes ricinus

1 Species ID Suggestions

Alex C.
Alex C. 8 years ago
Sheep tick
Ixodes ricinus Ixodes ricinus


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4 Comments

Alex C.
Alex C. 8 years ago

Positive. In the second photo you can clearly see it has eight legs. Then there's the typical mouthparts and that expandable "pouch" in the back. I'd suggest Ixodes ricinus, since it's widely distributed in Europe.

Pochempie
Pochempie 8 years ago

You sure?

Michelle Parish
Michelle Parish 8 years ago

I agree... looks like a deer tick!

Alex C.
Alex C. 8 years ago

That looks like a nasty old tick :)

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Rozendaal, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

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