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This is a member of the Argasidae family of “soft ticks”, a North American tick with it ventrally located mouth parts.
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This female Argasid has laid a batch of eggs, and over a period of several years, following each blood meal, she will lay one batch after another. Some soft ticks are known to be a vector for the spirochetes that cause “Relapsing Fever”.
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