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Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

The Blacklegged Tick

Caption: The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), the vector for Lyme disease, parasitizes the white-tailed deer, which spreads the tick and increases its range.

Credit: CDC, public domain

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