Lone Star Tick
Scientific name: Amblyomma americanum Linnaeus
Facts: The lone star tick has a white spot on its back by which to identify it. This is one of the hard tick family because it has a shield-shaped plate (scutum) on its back. Piercing-sucking mouthparts help this pest take blood from the host. Ticks that take in a lot of blood enlarge and are called engorged.