Found this tick on the dog I am pet-sitting. The owner had walked her dog on the edge of a field while waiting for me, so I'm pretty sure that's where it came from. ID from here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/257043/bgpage
Larva. Quite a few of these underneath a log.
Dead tick, found beneath a chess piece while playing playing chess with one of our local guides. (I think the tick is on a white square of the chessboard in the picture.)
Relatedly, I did not find any ticks on me through the whole Indonesia trip. How disappointing.
16 Dec 2015.
Churchville Nature Center, Bucks Co, PA.
2.5 mm head-abdomen.
This was one bug I was not happy to find in December!
Also know as Deer Tick, this is the primary vector for Lyme Disease.
The western cousin to good ol' dog tick, which is also here, but the scutellum is not entirely pale in that species.