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American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

American Dog Tick

Claws of dog tick

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Claws of dog tick

This closeup of the leg of Dermacentor variabilis, the American dog tick, shows the pretarsus or apotele with claws.

Claws of dog tick

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