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Those Amazing Ticks: And How Hungry Ticks Work Harder to Find You

Two Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast ticks)

They ticked me off. Ticks can do that to you. I never think about ticks during the holiday season, but a news release from the University of Cincinnati about how “Hungry Ticks Work Harder to Find You” piqued my interest--and memories of the...

Two Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast ticks)
Two Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast ticks) "collected" during a Sonoma outing: male on the left and female on right, as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are about the size of a sesame seed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two Dermacentor occidentalis (Pacific Coast ticks) "collected" during a Sonoma outing: male on the left and female on right, as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are about the size of a sesame seed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It Will Be a Parasite Palooza at the Bohart Museum Open House

Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How much do you know about ticks? How much do you know about nematodes? What would you like to know? You'll be able to learn more about both, plus fleas, mites, lice, bed bugs, botflies and other critters, when the Bohart Museum of Entomology of UC...

Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Ticked Off

Dog tick

Now here's something that will tick you off.  You're taking photos of bumble bees and honey bees in tall grass near a wooded area, minding your own ISO, shutter speed and aperture. All's well with the world. Not! When you arrive home, there's an...

Dog tick
Dog tick

THIS DOG TICK, from the genus Dermacentor, is an adult female. When she's embedded and gorged with blood, she will swell to about half-an-inch long. Here she's crawling on a ruler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2009 at 8:02 PM
 
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