Adult-stage female stage Amblyomma americanum (a.k.a. Lone Star tick) Growth Comparison

Adult-stage female stage Amblyomma americanum (a.k.a. Lone Star tick) Growth Comparison

Adults are active April- late August and can be found questing for larger animals, such as dogs, coyotes, deer, cattle and humans on tall grass in shade or at the tips of low lying branches and twigs. Females are easily recognized by a single white dot in the center of a brown body, with the males having spots or streaks of white around the outer edge of the body. Females require a week to 10 days or more to engorge and can lay 2,500-3,000 eggs.