Perhaps the lone star tick?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amblyomma_americanum

K

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On May 16, 2016, at 11:37 PM, Brie Dodson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

This might be a little far afield, but can anyone identify a tick with a smooth dark oval body, maybe 5/32 in length, and a white dot in the middle of its back? I have checked my books, and they do not suffice. Thanks in advance. B

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