Thursday, July 30, 2015

False Tick or "Flying Tick" Identification - Mini Documentary



Is it a Tick or not Tick? Ticks carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and just the thought of them can spoil a nice day hike or picnic in the summer, but are those bugs with the prominent looking proboscis (long sucking instrument) crawling all over you in the brush real ticks or the common "False Tick" or "Flying Tick? Here is a quick look at the most common bug misidentified as a tick - Weevils - and most commonly the gregarious Poplar Weevil that can infest areas by the thousands in some years and loves to crawl all over your clothes - especially bright colors.
More information on Poplar Weevils:
More information on Tick Identification:

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