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EENY-518: Tropical Bont Tick Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius (Arachnida: Acari: Ixodidae)

Figure 5. Adult tropical bont ticks, Amblyomma variegatum Fabricius, feeding on the udder of a young cow in Ghana and causing physical damage and obstruction of suckling. Note the large "nutmeg" size of the females.

Credit: Alan Walker, University of Edinburgh