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Dermacentor sp. tick | by K Schneider
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Dermacentor sp. tick

? American Dog Tick (Dermacentor sp. - cf. variabilis), Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo County, California - April 2010. Thanks to P. Jennings, B. Mathison and Bug Guide for comments on the ID. Collection of the tick and examination under a microscope would be recommended for a definitive identification to species.

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Taken on April 25, 2010