Caption: Macroscopic dorsal view of female blacklegged, or deer tick, (Ixodes scapularis), about the size of a sesame seed as it crawls across laboratory light box. These ticks are responsible for the transmission of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere and which can be deadly if not properly treated. Ticks belong to an order of arachnids and possess eight multi-segmented legs legs which are adapted for climbing and clinging.

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Keywords: acarina, animal, arachnid, arachnida, arthropod, biology, black legged, blacklegged, close up, deer tick, ectoparasite, invertebrate, ixodes scapularis, lyme disease, macro, macroscopic, parasite, pest, tick, vector, zoology

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Tick displayed on laboratory light box

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