Insect Identification
Insect Identification

Mites and Ticks of North America

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/19/2015

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.



Thumbnail picture of the American Dog Tick
American Dog Tick
Ticks are 8-legged arachnids though they are not spiders. They do not have wings and cannot fly, bu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Black-Legged Tick
Black-Legged Tick
The Black-Legged Tick is a carrier of Lyme disease. This arachnid picks up the Lyme disease-causing... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Giant Red Velvet Mite
Giant Red Velvet Mite
The bright red coloration make the Giant Red Velvet Mite easy to spot a red velvet mite, which is us... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tick
Tick
Ticks are parasites that feed off the blood of a host. As they feed, they release anticoagulants, ch... [Read More]