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Eastern Wood Tick

Demacentor variabilis

Description:

1/8-3/16" (3-4 mm). Female (seen here) is reddish brown with a small shield of black-speckled gray near head. Legs brown. Male's body is reddish brown-pale gray with lighter patterns on its back, no shield.

Habitat:

Woodlands & shrubbery beside trails.

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VonSelmer
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VonSelmer

Surry, New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 15, 2011

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