female hard tick

female hard tick

5835    My son had this in his hand in Belleville, on. We also have a dog.   Tammy.

This is an engorged female hard tick (family Ixodidae), but I cannot tell which species it might be. You may want to check your dog to see if it is carrying any more. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.