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adult male tick on shirt collar

a view of the mannequin between mouth and upper torso, with white shirt collar at center of image. on the collar a small brown speck appears, illustrating how small the tick is when viewed even from a short distance

A male blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is glued to the collar of Vanessa’s shirt. (Photo by Xia Lee, Ph.D.)

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