Arachnida

Western black-legged tick

What bloodsucking creature begins life with 6 legs, grows 2 more legs after feeding on blood, has no eyes, but can sense you walking down the trail? No, not some creature from a horror movie, but the western black-legged tick—our local vector of Lyme disease.

Classification: 

Western black-legged ticks

Tick nymphs are tiny!

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