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Gulf Coast Tick

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Common Names: Gulf Coast tick

Formal Names: Amblyomma maculatum

Description: Looks like American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis – DV), and Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni – DA).  Mouthparts are longer than either DV and DA.

Repellents: Permethrin clothing treatment kills ticks and deet-based skin repellent helps repel them.


Left to Right: female, male

Left to Right: unengorged female, 1/4 engorged, 1/2 engorged and fully engorged

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