I am currently a 3rd year biologist, and am researching the uses of SEM in identifying ticks and looking at the local assortment. All of them seem pretty similar, and I'm 99% sure all but one as Ixodes ricinus, however one of the ticks has a different mouth part compared to the rest. Can someone help me to identify it? I'm not even sure if it is a tick. It was a little thinner than my other specimens, red, and considerably more hairy, but around the same size.
Thank you for any help given.
We can't see your images: the web site gives "retroewe's images are not publicly available."
Please persist in trying to add images, even if in a reply to your own original posting. I can't really guess what the problem is, but aim to use JPEGs and preferably less than 5Mb (with use of a suitable resizing program, perfectly good images can be had as files under 1Mb).
Meanwhile, have you checked-out red mites, such as harvest mite?
Thank you mike, the problem should be fixed now.
I have checked mites, however the mouthparts seem completely different.
It also had a scutum, relatively large- indicating ixodidae.