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What are the life stages of ticks?
  • egg
  • six-legged larva
  • eight legged nypmh
  • adult
What are the groups of ticks?
"hard" ticks (Ixodidae)
“soft” ticks (Argasidae)
What is unique about hard ticks?
have a hard sheild (scutum)
What is the scientific name for the Blacklegged Tick?
Ixodes Scapularis
What is the scientific name for the Lone Star Tick?
Amblyomma americanum
What is the scientific name for the Gulf Coast Tick?
Amblyomma maculatum
What is the scientific name for the American Dog Tick?
Dermacentor variablis
What is the scientific name for the Brown Dog Tick?
Rhipicephalus sanguineus
What is the scientific name for the Texas cattle fever tick?
Boophilus annulatus
What is the scientific name for the continental rabbit tick?
Haemaphysalia leporispalustris
What is the scientific name for the Fowl Tick?
Argas persicus
What is the scientific name for the Spinous ear tick?
Otobius megnini
What is common name for the Ixodes Scapularis?
Blacklegged tick
What is the common name for the Amblyomma americanum?
Lone star tick
What is the common name for the Amblyomma maculatum?
Gulf Coast tick
What is the common name for the Dermacentor variablis?
American Dog Tick
What is the common name for Rhipicephalus sanguineus?
Brown Dog Tick
What is the common name for Boophilus annulatus?
Texas cattle fever tick
What is the common name for Haemaphysalia leporispalustris?
continental rabbit tick
What is the common name for Argas persicus?
Fowl tick
What is the common name for Otobius megnini?
Spinous ear tick
What are ticks known for transmitting?
  • Texas Fever (Protozoan)
  • Babesia canis (Protozoan)
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Reckettsial)
  • Ehrlichia (blood parasite that attacks both RBC & WBC)
  • Tick paralysis (neurotoxin)
  • Viral diseases (Louping Ill & WEE)
  • Bacterial infections
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