This multi-year research program aims to understand the ecological drivers for the geographic variation in Lyme disease risk in eastern North America. More information is available at http://lyme-gradient.tennessee.edu
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Female ticks laying their eggs in the leaf litter
These engorged female blacklegged ticks fed on deer during the first week of November, and over the past 5 weeks have been converting the blood meal into a clutch of up to 2000 eggs. Now they are beginning to oviposit, down in the leaf litter.