Nymph-stage Amblyomma americanum (a.k.a. Lone Star tick) Growth Comparison
Nymphs are active May- early August, and can be found questing
for deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, turkeys and some birds as well
as cats, dogs and humans. Where abundant, nymphs seemingly swarm up pant
legs and can become attached in less than 10 minutes. Nymphs typically
take 5-6 days to become replete, and once fully engorged, they fall off
of the host into the leaf litter, where they molt into adults.