this bug/insect was attached to my son

Asked August 12, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

he put it in scotch tape assuming it was a tick. He was in the woods and at the beach. It was under his arm. He thought it was a scab since it was a little difficult to remove. This picture was taken after we opened the scotch tape to get a better look. didn't look like the normal ticks we have around here.

Ocean County New Jersey insect issues

1 Response

I would suggest you take the insect to your nearest Extension Agency, and also to your doctor. The Extension Agency may be able to identify it, but your doctor will also be able to check to see if it is harmful to your body's health.
Marguerite Ruch