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Lone star tick

Lone Star Tick/Lone Star/Seed Tick


Specifications: the white star or dot on the shield of this tick is the mark needed to distinguish the females from the males because only the females carry this sign. These ticks are very aggressive and do not mind to travel a long time to get to the host they want.

Hosts: when adults => large animals; otherwise => small animals; in all stages of their life => humans

Colour: brown with a with spot on the shield