Ixodes


Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Ixodida (Ticks)
Family Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)
Genus Ixodes Latreille, 1795

Ixodes is a genus of hard-bodied ticks which feed on animals and humans and cause disease, notably Lyme disease.

Infesting Green Finch (Chloris chloris), back garden, South Staffordshire.August 2020. © Peter Hillman.