Nymph-stage Amblyomma americanum (a.k.a. Lone Star tick) Growth Comparison

Nymphs are active May- early August, and can be found questing for deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, turkeys and some birds as well as cats, dogs and humans. Where abundant, nymphs seemingly swarm up pant legs and can become attached in less than 10 minutes. Nymphs typically take 5-6 days to become replete, and once fully engorged, they fall off of the host into the leaf litter, where they molt into adults.

Female Deer Tick Growth Comparison
Nymph Deer Tick Growth Comparison
Female Dog Tick Growth Comparison
Female Lone Star Tick Growth Comparison
Nymph Lone Star Tick Growth Comparison