A Portuguese Two Host Tick
Hyalomma m. marginatum

Dartmoor Tick Watch
Please join in!

Sponsors
Millipore (UK) Ltd, Agar Scientific Ltd
 Whatman plc, Plymstock Computers
 Compassworks, Dartmoor News

Brian Reece Scientific Ltd


Ornate Cow Tick
Dermacentor reticulatus

 

  Home Collecting kit Record sheet Results Disease statistics Photos Tick ID Safety News  Thanks Contact


Electron microscope images

Sheep tick - Ixodes ricinus

FEMALE
 

Click here for: larva, nymph, male, female, mating ticks and comparing mouthparts photographs

These photos were taken on the JEOL 5600LVSEM scanning electron microscope at the University of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre on 10th August 2009.
 

Dorsal view - adult female
 

 

Dorsal view - showing capitulum with central
hypostome, chelicerae, pedipalps and porose areas

 

Porose areas with lateral cornuae

 

Similar dorsal view of another female

 

Ventral view of female capitulum

 

As at left - debris on the hypostome

 

Female aperture (top) and anus (below)

 

Spiracle, partly hidden

 

Female aperture

 

Spiracle detail

 

Anus

 

Ventral view of female capitulum, note chelicerae
largely obscured

 

Anterior view of hypostome with chelicerae at sides

 

Left leg 1, with Haller's organ, note extra pores
towards the foot

 

Haller's organ, with sensillae (hairs) and sensory pit

 

Haller's organ detail

 

Acknowledgement: My thanks to the staff of the University of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre, Dr Roy Moate, Peter Bond and Glenn Harper, for enabling me to take these photographs.

 


 

 

All tick visitors counted by StatCounter