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Ticks and Mites (Class Arachnida, Order Acarina)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Bighorn Sheep Tick (Dermacentor hunteri)
Tick on human skin

General: Ticks and mites are tiny to small creatures known for their parasitic tendencies. Most mites and ticks are harmless to humans, and but a few species of ticks are harmful.

Ticks and mites have 8 legs (4 pairs) as adults, and the body plan generally is oval without differentiation among body segments.


Velvet Mite (Family Trombidiidae, Dinothrombium spp.)
Mite on sandy soil

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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