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Ticks
(Family Ixodidae)

tick comparison Comparison of Adult Tick Females:
Lonestar, Blacklegged, American Dog


(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
american dog tick adult American Dog Tick Adult Female

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
american dog tick laying eggs American Dog Tick Adult Female Laying Eggs

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
male american dog tick American Dog Tick Adult Male

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
engorged american dog ticks Engorged American Dog Tick Nymphs

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
female lonestar tick Lonestar Tick Adult Female

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
lonestar tick life stages Lonestar Tick Life Stages

(Jim Kalisch, Wayne Kramer, UNL Entomology)
engorged lonestar tick Lonestar Tick Adult Females
(Engorged at Right)

(Jim Kalisch, Wayne Kramer, UNL Entomology)
lonestar tick mouthparts Lonestar Tick Mouthparts

(Jim Kalisch, Wayne Kramer, UNL Entomology)
blacklegged (deer) tick Blacklegged (Deer) Tick

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!