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HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close-up view of a group of castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus) perched on a dead plant stem in a deciduous woodland habitat. Ixodes ricinus has a three host lifecycle that can take several years. Ticks are vectors for certain diseases, such as Lyme disease. Photographed in Somerset, UK, in May.
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