Sheep tick

Sheep tick

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Caption: Sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus) feeding on a human host and causing localised swelling. This arachnid is the principal vector of Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, in Europe. Photographed in Scotland, UK, in June.

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