Amblyomma americanum

Amblyomma americanum
Lone Star Tick

Amblyomma americanum: Taxonomy | Photographs

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Amblyomma americanum Amblyomma americanum - Unfortunately, this female lone star tick had already embedded her mouthparts into Josh's skin by the time she was discovered. A few minutes after this photo was taken, the tick was carefully removed. The large spot ("lone star") on the center of the female tick's back makes it easy to identify this species and gender.
Lake Overstreet Extension - Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Tallahassee, FL
March 12, 2005
Photo contributed by Josh Hillman
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Photo added to site: Mar 16 2005