Virtual microscope: The Tick

This is a darkfield image of a tick. Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods. They possess 8 legs and are not insects, but rather are related to the spiders. Ticks are known to transmit various diseases, such as Lyme’s disease and encephalitis. Read More …

The Tick (Ixodidae)


A tick in dark field. Ticks are parasites that feed on blood. They are known to transmit a variety of diseases, such as Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis.