Flashcards in Ixodes spp Deck (18):
black legged tick or deer tick
all mammals, birds and humans
scutum is inornate
no eyes or festoons
size of adult
are palps long or short?
anal groove forms an arch ____ to the anus
ventral surface of ____ is covered in plates
how many hosts does this tick need?
eggs hatch to larvae
larvae attach to host, feed, drop off and molt
nymph attach to host, feed, drop off, and molt
adult attaches to host, feed, drop off
females lay eggs then die
in this life cycle the host may be
different animal in same species
or animal in different species
___ stages are found on ___ types of hosts
how long is life cycle?
site of infection
skin. Especially inguinal region, face, axilla and ears
transmits diseases- LYME DISEASE
local skin reactions
what animal maintains the population of this tick?