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Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

The lone star tick gained its common name from the prominent iridescent spot that can be found on the backs of female members of the species. Scientifically known as Amblyomma americanum, lone star ticks most heavily inhabit the southeastern United States, but may live as far north as Rhode Island.

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