Ticks_Vandegrift-10011

Ticks_Vandegrift-10011

Tick stages

Top, left to right: An engorged larval tick, engorged tick in the nymph stage, and an engorged adult female tick with eggs that will soon hatch into larva. Bottom, left to right: A larval tick, a tick in nymph stage, an adult male tick that doesn't take a blood meal, and an adult female tick.

IMAGE: Patrick Mansell