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Mites and Ticks of North America

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 9/28/2015

These parasitic creatures, arriving when you least expect them, survive off of the resources provided by the host animal.


There are a total of (4) North American Mites and Ticks in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.

American Dog Tick
Ticks are 8-legged arachnids though they are not spiders. They do not have wings and cannot fly, but they are adept at latch...
Black-Legged Tick
The Black-Legged Tick is a carrier of Lyme disease. This arachnid picks up the Lyme disease-causing bacteria from feeding on...
Giant Red Velvet Mite
The bright red coloration make the Giant Red Velvet Mite easy to spot a red velvet mite, which is useful considering its dimi...
Ticks are parasites that feed off the blood of a host. As they feed, they release anticoagulants, chemicals that prevent bloo...
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