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After laying her eggs, this female Ixodes hard tick will die, while the soft tick female will lay many batches of eggs. The North American Ixodes are “hard ticks” due to the presence of a dorsal plate or scutum. There are over 200 member species of the genus Ixodes, and many of them can transmit Lyme disease to humans.
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Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information on source & for information on color coding used above for different types of ticks, see Tick Pictures from CDC