The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
Biting: This insect is known to bite. Exercise caution.
Caution: Caution should be exercised around this insect.
Harmful: Known to be harmful in one way or another.
Indoors: Can be found indoors; inside dwellings.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Pest: Generally considered a pest to humans.
Eight-Legged: Eight legs are common to this insect.
Small / Tiny: Noticeably small to the naked eye.
The Brown Dog Tick has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
brown   red   black   maroon   small   eight-legged   indoors   outdoors   pest   harmful   biting   small
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Brown Dog Tick. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.04 inches (1 mm)
0.16 inches (4 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Brown Dog Tick. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Brown Dog Tick can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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