Is this a tick?

sphinx_faceJuly 13, 2014

Sorry if it's hard to see, he was really down in there and the wind was blowing.

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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Can't really tell from the pic but I don't think so. Looks more like a potato beetle.

Dennis

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 4:00PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks more like small crab spider, to me. Any chance of another picture?

By the way, please include your general location when you have an identification question.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 5:16PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

I just looked at the pic again, and this time it does look like a tick. But a better picture is required to be sure. Next time can you knock it onto a piece of paper before photographing?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 12:58PM
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lisaw2015(3)

Yes, it is definitely a tick.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 3:37PM
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LKZZ(7b)

I vote crab spider.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 4:31PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Yikes, which tick is it that has a pattern like that? There's only a handful of species in the U.S. and I haven't been able to find an image that's even close. :-( Educate me!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 4:43PM
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Bloomin_Onion(2/3)

yikes. My daughter had a tick behind her ear. Freakin creepiest thing ever, and hell to get off. Poor baby. Plus I'm an arachnophobe so that didn't help... wonder how I love crab so much really.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:42PM
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