Blacklegged ticks (Deer Ticks) get their name because they have coloring similar to deer. They are found in the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States.
Some facts about ticks:-
- Ticks are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than insects.
- Ticks get onto pets and people by jumping.
- Ticks live in tall grass or shrubs
- A female housefly can lay up to 600 eggs in her short lifetime.
- Most flies live an average of 21 days and take on various shapes throughout their short lives.
- Baby flies are called larvae but they are also known as maggots.
Size: 1/8" Shape: Flat, broad, oval Color: Dark brown to black Legs: 8 Wings: No Antenna: No Common Name: Deer tick Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Arachnida Order: Acari Family: Ixodidae Species: Ixodes scapularis