Stock Photo - Tick, coloured scanning electron micrograph SEM. This is the ventral surface the underside. Ticks superfamily: Ixodoidea are small arachnids
Stock Photo - Tick, coloured scanning electron micrograph SEM. This is the ventral surface the underside. Ticks superfamily: Ixodoidea are small arachnids ...
. They are ectoparasites, feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks transmit several diseases, including Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, relapsing fever, and a form of meningoencephalitis, along with other diseases. The mouthparts are at far right, with the eight legs attached to the thorax at centre, with the abdomen at left. Magnification: x35 when printed at 10 centimetres across.
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