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University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Life Cycle of Tick

Caption: The life cycle of the Ixodes scapularis commonly known as the deer tick or the black-legged tick. Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted by an infected vector tick to a host during feeding.

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