Caption: Brown dog tick larva (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). A blood sucking arachnid that has specialized mouthparts for sucking. Although R. sanguineus will feed on a wide variety of mammals, dogs are the preferred host. In the US, R. sanguineus is a vector of disease in dogs.
Magnification*: x26
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 23701B,06.01.04,animal disease,arachnid vector,arachnids,brown dog tick,disease vector,dog tick,invertebrate,invertebrates,kennel tick,mouthparts,parasite,pest,Rhipicephalus sanguineus,tick,tick larva,tick larvae,SEM