ID#: 15993
Its abdomen engorged with a host blood meal, this image depicts a lateral view of a female blacklegged, deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, which transmits Lyme disease, a disease caused by a spiral shaped bacterial microbe, Borrelia burgdorferi. In its larval stage of development, this tick is no bigger than the size of a period at the end of this sentence.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Gary Alpert - Urban Pests - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Creation Date: 2013
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.