Tick (Ixodes ricinus)

Tick (Ixodes ricinus)

Observation - Tick (Ixodes ricinus) - UK and Ireland. Description: A small, unfed, tick which fell out of my hair after being in the garden. On 4mm grid. Not easy to p

A small, unfed, tick which fell out of my hair after being in the garden. On 4mm grid. Not easy to photograph because it was continually active. Having seen it under the microscope (photos 5 & 6) I suggest that it is an adult male Sheep Tick (Ixodes ricinus).