Tick?

Tick?

Observation - Tick?. Description: This little insect was seen on an Oil Beetle (Meloe sp.). Is it a tick? If so, might it have been a parasite of the beetle or was it just hitching a ride?

This little insect was seen on an Oil Beetle (Meloe sp.). Is it a tick? If so, might it have been a parasite of the beetle or was it just hitching a ride?