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Tick trivia: A clinical quiz, answer 3B

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3) B–Incorrect.

The absence of a genital pore identifies these as nymphal ticks (a stage between larvae and adults). Adults of A. americanum have an ornately patterned scutum (a thickened back plate), with the females bearing a single white spot and the males showing only a patterned edge.11

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