SUBCLASS ACARI (Mites & Ticks)

Class Arachnida-Ixodida-Ixodidae-Rhipicephalus sanguineus-Brown Dog Tick MATING (B)

Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Green Valley, Pima County, Arizona
February 14, 2017
Size: Female = 5.8 mm; Male = 3.3 mm
Female tick firmly attached to a dry piece of dog skin (removed from a Doberman Pinscher)
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by
A loving couple found on Valentine’s Day

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