- Their bodies consist of a head, thorax, and abdomen and appear laterally flattened.
- They have 6 legs, highly developed.
- They use their hind legs for jumping and propelling through hair.
Different types of ticks in Quebec:
Amblyomma americanum : Lone Star tick Dermacentor variabilis : American dog tick Ixodes cookei : Woodchuck tick or Groundhog tick Ixodes scapularis : Black legged tick or Deer tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus : Brown dog tick or Kennel tick
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What are external parasites?
External parasites are organisms that live on a host (skin, hair, ear) and benefit by deriving nutrients and shelter at the host's expense. This month, we will talk about fleas and ticks.