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Juergen Freund / Paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) with engorged body on human hand, this species affects many species, Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) among them and infects them with a toxin that ca...
Aflo / Composite image of tick showing how its body expands after feeding
Juergen Freund / Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) casualty of paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) bite being cared for on site of colony by Jenny Mclean, North Queensland, Australia, November 2012
Gil Wizen / Female Tick fly (Forcipomyia sp.) attached to and feeding on a stick insect in the rainforest, Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Focus-stacked image.
Doug Wechsler / American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), vector for Tularemia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, on wood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. June.
Bruce Thomson / Paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) female on human skin, feeds on mammals, birds and reptiles, highly dangerous to humans, can lead to paralysis and death if not removed, Bunya Pine Mountains National...
Bruce Thomson / Paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) female on human skin, feeds on mammals, birds and reptiles, highly dangerous to humans, can lead to paralysis and death if not removed, Buyna Pine Mountains National...
Alex Hyde / Sheep / Deer Tick (Ixodes ricinus) feeding on human host causing localised swelling. Scotland, UK. June. This species can be a vector for both Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis.
Alex Hyde / Sheep Tick (Ixodes ricinus) photographed on a white background in mobile field studio. Devon, UK. May.
Alex Hyde / Tick (Ixodidae) waing for passing host on leaf in rainforest understory vegetation. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Dave Watts / White kunzea (Kunzea ambigua). Tasmania, Australia. November.
Karine Aigner / Blood engorged camel tick (Hyalomma dromedarii) with tracks in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco.