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This is a member of the Ixodidae family of “hard ticks”, a North American tick with anteriorly projecting mouth parts. 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.
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