Lone Star Tick

Class Aracnida, Order Acarina, lone star tick maleLone Star Tick

Scientific name: Amblyomma americanum Linnaeus
(Acari: Ixodidae)

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.

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