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
Monday, January 16, 2017
Engorged blacklegged tick larvae waiting for spring, hidden under leaf litter
These tick larvae, photographed in mid-January in Tennessee, fed on mouse blood back in September. They spend the winter buried deep in the leaf litter, waiting for Spring and the opportunity to molt into host-seeking nymphs.