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This is a ventral view of a larval Ixodide, Dermacentor marginatus hard tick that has been cleared and mounted.
This tick specie is known to be a vector for Tick-borne encephalitis virus, caused by a member of the Tick-borne encephalitis virus complex, Flaviviridae, and Q fever, which is caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii.
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Donated by the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
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