Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum) LaBagh Woods Chicago Cook County IL May 2015 Week #20 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0586
This tick is the same size as the adult Dermacentor's that we usually find, but was oddly translucent with opaque black lines inside. It was found while journaling after a short hike through mixed evergreen forest, chaparral, and grassland within a mile of the given location.
The tick we pulled off of our dog Elli after our hike on the Beech Woods Trail turns out not to be a Lone Star Tick, but rather an adult male Deer (Black-legged) Tick. Length about 3 mm.