Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Dermacentor andersoni (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Dermacentor andersoni, a wood tick (adult, whole mount). Magnification: 10x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing the wood tick Dermacentor andersoni (adult, whole mount) magnified 10x. The adult wood tick has a flattened, pear-shaped body with eight jointed legs. The dark oval-shaped genital pore (visible on lower central portion of the abdomen) and dark, block-like patches (along the bottom margin of the abdomen) are characteristics useful for identification.


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