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UMaine Cooperative Extension: Insect Pests, Ticks and Plant Diseases


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Tick Identification Lab - Tick Photos

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Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis)

American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Female and Nymph

Image Description: Deer Tick - Questing Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Engorged Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Engorged Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Engorged Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Engorged Female

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Male

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Male

Image Description: Deer Tick - Adult Male

Image Description: Deer Tick next to US penny

Image Description: Deer tick female (left) male (right)

Image Description: Deer tick female (center) male (right) and sesame seed

Image Description: Deer Ticks Mating

Image Description: Deer Ticks Mating

Image Description: Deer Tick - Egg Laying

Image Description: Deer Tick - Egg Laying

Image Description: American Dog Tick - Female

Image Description: American Dog Tick - Female

Image Description: Dog tick in un-engorged state beside US penny; photo by C.D. Armstrong

Image Description: American Dog Tick Questing

Image Description: Female Dog Tick Questing

Image Description: American Dog Tick - Engorged Female

Image Description: Photo of an engorged female dog tick, pointing out the rather intricate hexagonal shaped area behind the head, which is a key diagnostic feature for differentiating between a dog and deer tick

Image Description: Photo of a male American Dog tick

Image Description: American Dog Tick - Male

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Contact Information

UMaine Cooperative Extension: Insect Pests, Ticks and Plant Diseases
491 College Avenue
Orono, Maine 04473-1295
Phone: 207.581.3880 or 800.287.0279 (in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System