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Asian longhorned tick nymphs on blade of grass

Three Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) nymphs quest on a blade of grass on Rutgers University’s Cook College Farm, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in May 2018. The ticks were discovered a team of undergraduate students at Rutgers participating in “Tick Blitz,” led by Andrea Egizi, Ph.D., of the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology. The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive species, native to Asia, first discovered in the U.S. in New Jersey in 2017. (Photo credit: Jim Occi, Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology)

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