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Dermacentor variabilis

 

Definition: the American dog tick, a species that is a common pest of dogs along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., a vector of tularemia, and a principal vector of Rickettsia rickettsii that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the central and eastern U.S.; may also cause tick paralysis.

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