ID#: 16490
Caption: This image depicts a dorsal view of a female Ixodid, or hard tick, of the family, Ixodidae, which had just finished laying a batch of eggs. One of the differences between the hard ticks, and the soft, or Argasid type ticks, is that once having laid her eggs, this hard tick female will die, whereas, after the female soft tick lays its eggs, as depicted in PHIL 5967, it will lay subsequent eggs, after consuming each successive blood meal, over a period of several years.
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Content Providers(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1975
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