SUBCLASS ACARI (Mites & Ticks)

Class Arachnida-Ixodida-Rhipicephalus sanguineus-Brown Dog Tick FEMALE (D)

Rhipicephalus sanguineus

Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.335348, -110.937918
Elevation: 3,932 ft
August 12, 2018
Size: 9 mm (not including capitulum)
Found attached to a Chihuahua dog
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Tyler Hedlund and, which replied saying: “”Oh yikes! You have encountered an adult female brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). This one looks like it was attached and feeding for about five days.”

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