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blacklegged tick close-up

blacklegged tick close-up

“The difficulty in managing ticks [like the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis] lies in their multifaceted, multiyear lifecycle, diverse host complex, the increasing abundance of key hosts, and a tick’s broad presence and adaptability to various habitats,” says Connecticut Chief Entomologist Kirby C. Stafford III, Ph.D. (Photo credit: Lisa Ames, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org)

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