Winter Tick Observation Network on iNaturalist

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The Winter Tick Observation Network project collates all winter tick related iNaturalist observations across North America, and is part of a larger, ongoing data collection project that also incorporates published literature and field observations. Over the next two years or more, we will be collecting all observations of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus , across all life stages (egg to adult), as well as reports of host animals with distinctive hair loss over the winter, that is usually associated with winter tick infestation.

To ensure your observation is found by this project, please either ID or tag your image as 'winter tick'! This could be a tick, or a host animal with patchy hair - for example:

Citizen science has a tremendous role to play in informing scientific research, and we look forward to sharing our news with the wider iNaturalist community via this page as the research progresses.

Posted by emilychenery emilychenery, January 26, 2019 20:55

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