Dermacentor andersoni

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Author(s): Mat Pound, USDA Agricultural Research Service
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Dermacentor andersoni (Stiles) - (Rocky Mountain wood tick)

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The tick bites humans and cattle in north-western North America and is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and of bovine anaplasmosis, Anaplasma marginale. The development of the tick involves three hosts with larvae feeding on small rodents.

Vernacular names
• English: Rocky Mountain wood tick
• Français: tique d'Anderson

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.