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American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

American Dog Tick

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Female American dog tick

Tick capitulum comparison


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Tick capitulum comparison

Capitulum of the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is clearly different in size and shape than that of the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis).

Tick capitulum comparison

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Iowa State University Entomology Department. Last modified June 14, 2001 by John VanDyk.