Monday, August 18, 2008

Case of the Week 34

Here is a simple identification. Feel free to be as general or as specific as you like, based on your expertise (and interest!).

4 comments:

karma453 said...

It appears to be the tropical Bont tick (Amblyomma variegatum) which transmits heartwater disease in cattle.

Anonymous said...

All I can say with reasonable assurance is that its an ornate, hard-bodied tick with festoons. However, if Karma 453 is correct, then I would add to the list of transmissable agents Rickettsia africae in the Carribean, which could potentially be the cause of African tick bite fever acquired outside of Africa . . .

Anonymous said...

Hard-tick, female: that's as far as I think I can confidently go. Hope your well Bobbi and that your project is going well - kathryn

Anonymous said...

beautiful and creepy. no idea, just love looking at your site.