ID#: 8679
This photograph depicts a dorsal view of an engorged female lone star ixodid, or hard tick, Amblyomma americanum, which was sitting atop a clutch of eggs, a number of which are seen peeking out from beneath its body under its head region. An engorged female of this species can lay approximately 2000-2500 amber colored eggs. To view additional images related to this tick species, see PHIL 4407, 8676, 8677, 8678, and 8680 through 8685.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Amanda Loftis, Dr. William Nicholson, Dr. Will Reeves, Dr. Chris Paddock
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.