Tuesday, December 15, 2015

African Ticks

A tick that’s very common in Eastern Africa is this one. I’m not sure about the species, maybe it is a Bont-legged Tick (Hyalomma rufipes). They are moving very fast and I found a lot of them in my clothes, but I never had a bite. The size is surprisingly large, up to 1 cm. 

Head of a tick under the microscope
The head under the microscope.

 Bont-legged Tick (Hyalomma rufipes).

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