Identifying a Tick

Asked January 4, 2019, 8:22 AM EST

My wife pulled this tick off her stomach today (January 4, 2019). It is partially engorged. Can you identify it? Can it be analyzed for pathogens?

Caroline County Maryland

1 Response

While the Maryland Department of Health will identify a specimen sent to them, this University of Rhode Island site assists with identification from photos:

U. Mass will identify and test for pathogens. More info and links to that here at our Tick page from the University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center website: