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Ornate Cow Tick
Dermacentor reticulatus

 

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Ornate Cow Tick
Dermacentor reticulatus

 


The first of a new species for Dartmoor Tick Watch, after collecting 800+ ticks
(Collected 18 March 2009)


Dermacentor reticulatus - Ornate Cow Tick, male, length 4.8 mm
Found on an animal health worker who had handled cats, dogs and a rabbit
  Dartmoor Tick Watch / Keith Ryan 2009
 


Ornate Cow Tick "face"
  Dartmoor Tick Watch / Keith Ryan 2009

 

Ornate Cow Tick - back of "neck" showing two dark  identifying spurs on the base of the palps (arrowheads)
  Dartmoor Tick Watch / Keith Ryan 2009
 

 


 

 

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