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.