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Deer Tick, Black-legged Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Tick, Ticks have four...

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Caption: Deer Tick, Black-legged Tick, Ixodes scapularis, Tick, Ticks have four life stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph and adult. After the egg hatches, the tiny larva (sometimes called a "seed tick") feeds on an appropriate host. The larva then develops (molts) into the larger nymph. The nymph feeds on a host and then molts into an even larger adult. Both male and female adults find and feed on a host, then the females lay eggs sometime after feeding. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA; TickD31456zhsg.tif
Location: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia VA, United States
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