Ornithodoros turicata

Or·ni·thod·o·ros tu·ri·ca·'ta

a species of tick that readily attacks humans and other animals in the southern portion of the U.S. and in Mexico; it is a vector of Borrelia turicatae, an agent of relapsing fever; the bite is painful and irritating.
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We have Ornithodoros turicata found throughout Florida, in southern Georgia, along the Gulf Coast, and from Kansas to East Texas," says Endris.