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Description:Argasidae family soft ticks possess a leathery integument rather than a tough scutum like the Ixodidae hard ticks.
Soft North American ticks, i.e., family Argasidae, of the genus Antricola possess a tuberculated, or “knobby”, roughened integument, as seen here from this close-up perspective.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – E. I. D., "Tick-borne Relapsing Fever Caused by Borrelia hermsii, Montana", Vol. 9, No. 9, September 2003
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