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North American Mites and Ticks

These parasitic creatures survive off of the resources of a host animal.

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

1
American Dog Tick
Identifying Colors: ivory, brown, red, black
Ticks are 8-legged arachnids though they are not spiders. They do not have wings and cannot fly, but they are adept at latch...
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2
Black-Legged Tick
Identifying Colors: brown; red; black
The Black-Legged Tick is a carrier of Lyme disease. This arachnid picks up the Lyme disease-causing bacteria from feeding on...
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3
Giant Red Velvet Mite
Identifying Colors: red
The bright red coloration make the Giant Red Velvet Mite easy to spot a red velvet mite, which is useful considering its dimi...
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4
Tick
Identifying Colors: black; brown; orange; red; yellow; pink
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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