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Lyme Disease Ticks

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A female black legged deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (Ixodidae: Acari), one of the primary vectors of Lyme disease.Another female black legged deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (Ixodidae: Acari).A male black legged deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (Ixodidae: Acari), one of the primary vectors of Lyme disease.
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A gravid and engorged female lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Ixodidae: Acari), a known vector of Lyme disease.Another female lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Ixodidae: Acari).A female lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Ixodidae: Acari).  This individual awaits a passing host that will provide a blood meal.
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A male lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum (Ixodidae: Acari), a known vector of Lyme disease.A female western black legged deer tick, Ixodes pacificus (Ixodidae: Acari), one of the primary vectors of Lyme disease.Another female western black legged deer tick, Ixodes pacificus (Ixodidae: Acari).
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