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nymphal tick on jeans

view of the very lower leg and top of ankle of a mannequin, with a small brown speck barely visible near the vertical seam of the jeans near the cuff. a circular inset image shows a magnified view in which the brown speck can be seen as a tick, though still small in size

A nymphal blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is placed near the cuff of Valerie’s jeans. The inset photo has been lightened to enhance contrast. (Photo by Xia Lee, Ph.D.)

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