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Self-cloning Asian tick causing worry in New Jersey

The female longhorned tick, _Haemaphysalis longicornis_, crawling on a leaf. Jim Occi, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology, CC BY-NC-NDNew Jersey has a new visitor, and it’s not welcome.

No one is quite sure how the longhorned tick Haemaphysalis longicornis, an invasive bug originally from East Asia arrived in New Jersey and where, exactly, it came from. But what is clear is that this new tick is capable of surviving winters in the state and is now establishing a stable population. That is bad news for both animals and people because this arthropod can bite them and transmit disease.

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