Sunday, December 13, 2015

Answer to Case 376

Answer: Ixodes sp. adult female tick, laying eggs.

If you watched the video, then you probably noticed the "inverted U-shaped" anal groove (arrow below), which allows us to identify this tick as an Ixodes species.

So for those of you wondering what it looks like when all of these eggs hatch, I have some amazing follow-up photos for you from Dr. Hickling:

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