NMNH Ixodidae



These photographs represent E-vouchers for the tick biosurveillance and DNA barcoding survey of Maryland and Virginia that comprised the MSc thesis project of CAPT Anthony John, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (2015).

Many of the ticks photographed below have been formally identified to species using DNA barcoding. Photograph ID numbers correspond to the Tick DNA samples held at WRBU, and the specimen ID numbers in the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD: www.boldsystems.org). All associated sequence data, ecological parameters, pathogen findings and geodata are available in the BOLD project TJTIK "Ticks of MD & VA, USA".

Tick specimens shown here without species names attached are awaiting molecular verification.

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