Male Pacific Coast Tick

Here are some pictures of a male Pacific Coast tick, Dermacentor occidentalis.   3 April 2015. Specimen collected by David Muffoletto.

Male Pacific Coast tick
Male Pacific Coast tick
Male Pacific Coast tick
Male Pacific Coast tick
Male Pacific Coast tick
Male Pacific Coast tick abdomen

 

Below are photos of another male Pacific Coast tick, collected by Mark Mills, May 4th, 2016, Sonora California. This tick was in the process of biting a person. Thanks to Dr. Lynn Kimsey for the identification.

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