Flashcards in Dermacentor Spp Deck (11):
common name of dermacentor variabilis
american dog tick
dogs, humans, horses, cattle, wildlife, cats
larvae and nymphs feed on ____
small rodents and other small mammels
6mm unfed and 15mm fed
scutum is ornate with festoons!
basis capituli is rectangular
are palps long or short?
larvae attach to a host, feed, drop off, molt
nymph attach to host, feed, drop off, molt
adult attach to host, feed, drop off
female lays eggs and dies
length of life cycle
months to years
site of infection
skin around head and neck
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever!
transmits babesia to dogs and horses
identification of tick