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Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

Order: Acari (AK-ar-ee) (Info)
Family: Ixodidae (Ix-o-DYE-dee) (Info)
Genus: Amblyomma (am-bly-O-ma) (Info)
Species: americanum (am-er-ih-KAY-num) (Info)


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bismarck, Arkansas
Coushatta, Louisiana
Millersville, Maryland
Aquebogue, New York
Craryville, New York
Cornwall, Pennsylvania
Pearland, Texas
Suffolk, Virginia

By sallyg
Thumbnail #1 of Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) by sallyg

Member Notes:

Negative Crash620 On Jun 6, 2011, Crash620 from Aquebogue, NY wrote:

In Suffolk County, NY the larval stage of these ticks are responsible for what appears to be a chigger rash. (The larvae will typically invade sock lines and waistbands just as chiggers would.) Apparently chiggers are not native to the area. This information was supplied by the Suffolk County Vector Control Office. As an additional note, these larval stage ticks are newly hatched and do not transmit disease.

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