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Lonestar Female Tick

Can You Guess It??

This photo was featured in the June 2010 NEBLINE Newsletter

Junel Can You Guess It?? Photo

ANSWER: Lone Star Tick Mouthparts


Ticks are not insects, but are close relatives of mites and spiders. In Nebraska, the most common tick is the American dog tick (Dermacenter variabilis), also known as the wood tick. The American dog tick is found throughout the state. People who live in the southeastern-most counties of Nebraska may also encounter the Lone Star tick, (Amblyomma americanum) shown in the photo above.

Learn about tick-borne diseases and what you can do to prevent tick bites:

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