Dog tick

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Dog tick. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus seen from the front. This blood-sucking parasite of dogs can transmit to humans the Rickettsia bacteria which cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever (also called spotted fever or tick fever), a form of typhus. The tick's specialized mouthparts are adapted to pierce the skin of the host. It has a flattened body which swells after a meal. Ticks are relatives of spiders and have eight legs. Ticks go through three developmental stages feeding on different creatures during each stage. Magnification: x22 at 5x7cm size. Magnification: x35 at 4x5 inch size.

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