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    is this a tick?

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    found this little guy on my desk. 3.5mm in length.

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    Doesn't look like one.

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    Flippant answer, nah you find ticks on deer!

    Considered answer, a tick is an arachnid with eight legs and no antennae. That looks like an insect with 6 legs and antennae. Mouth parts are more pointed as well and ticks are generally brown to ****ty grey.

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    Looks a little bit like a wood worm !! But they have hard wing cases, defo not a tick though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoIDeer View Post
    Flippant answer, nah you find ticks on deer!

    Considered answer, a tick is an arachnid with eight legs and no antennae. That looks like an insect with 6 legs and antennae. Mouth parts are more pointed as well and ticks are generally brown to ****ty grey.
    i thought the antenna would mean no, but googled and couldnt find the answer.

    appreciate your help VSS & NID

    i think its one of these Click image for larger version. 

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    its a type of shield bug :-)

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    cheers guys. very glad i don't have to confess to my wife for bringing ticks into the house!

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    +1 for the shield bug - loads of different types and colours - just seem to pop up every now and again, not known to be man-eaters or carry lyme disease thankfully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artschool View Post
    cheers guys. very glad i don't have to confess to my wife for bringing ticks into the house!

    Don't worry,if you shoot enough Deer you will bring them in.....lol

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by opticron1 View Post
    +1 for the shield bug - loads of different types and colours - just seem to pop up every now and again, not known to be man-eaters or carry lyme disease thankfully!
    +2, Classic shape.

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