Dermacentor andersoni

Dermacentor andersoni
the Rocky Mountain wood tick, a reddish brown species that is a major vector for the organisms causing Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, and tularemia in humans and tick paralysis in various animal species. Its usual hosts include deer, elk, antelope, grizzly bears, porcupines, prairie dogs, and rabbits. Called also D. venustus.

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