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tick check mannequin

mannequin resembling a female human with long brown hair, wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and white sneakers. circles appear as follows: shirt collar (blue), armpit (magenta), hip (magenta), waist (magenta), groin area (purple), lower leg (yellow), ankle (magenta), shoe heel (yellow), shoe toe (magenta).

Vanessa is one of two new members of the Medical Entomology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Placed on the mannequin are 16 dead blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), allowing members of the public at outreach events to get realistic practice searching for ticks on their bodies. Shown here, circles represent tick locations on the front of the mannequin. Yellow, magenta, blue, and purple represent larvae, nymph, adult male, and adult female placements, respectively. (Photo by Xia Lee, Ph.D.)

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