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View Resource University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-Featured Creatures: Blacklegged Ti

Lyme disease is the "most frequently reported vector-borne disease in the United States." The bacteria that causes Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of the blacklegged tick, also commonly known as a deer tick. The University of Florida's Department of Entomology and Nematology presents these brief information sections on the deer tick (Ixodes dammini) as part of its Featured...

View Resource Iowa State University: Iowa State's Deer Tick Home Page

Iowa State's Deer Tick site is an excellent resource for anyone learning to identify deer tick specimens. The site provides links to size comparison images and movies for female, male, and larva deer ticks, as well as nymph images. Most tick images use a dime to provide a reference point, showing how small and easy to miss these creatures are. Movies are available in both MPEG and QuickTime...

View Resource University of California-Davis-Department of Entomology: Background Information on the Biology of Ticks

Dr. Larisa Vredevoe, professor at the University of Californai, Davis' Department of Entomology, established this site to explore the differences between the two main families of ticks: Ixodidae (hard ticks), and Argasidae (soft ticks). An image comparison of the two types of ticks allows users to observe some of the visual differences. A detailed description of the families of both hard and...

View Resource Ectoparasites

This site, from page from the encyclopedia-style web site InnVista, offers a brief introduction to some of the ectoparasitic species that make their living off the human body. It includes basic information about common ectoparasites such as lice, fleas, mites, ticks and jiggers.

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