ID#: 5971
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This photograph depicts a close view of the mouthparts exhibited by a member of the Argasidae family of North American soft ticks, revealing a well-developed hypostome, and definite teeth. The hypostome is the structure that is used by the tick, to penetrate the host’s skin.
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Content Providers(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1975
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.