Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Ixodida (Ticks)

There are about 900 species of ticks; most of them are hard ticks and about 90 of them are in North America. All ticks are parasitic, living on blood. Although not host specific, ticks tend to have a different host for a different life cycle.

Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)
Dermacentor variabilis – American Dog Tick