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larval blacklegged ticks

Detailed Description

The tiny larvae hatch from the eggs, and are clustered in the environment near where the eggs were laid.  A female typically lays one or two thousand eggs, so there can be large numbers of larvae in a single spot.  The larvae generally do not carry the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.


Image Dimensions: 2652 x 1926

Location Taken: US