|Obligatory view across Uig Wood towards Beinn Edra. I'll take a different view next time|
|Conscutum covers almost all of the abdomen, so this is a male|
First impressions were that it was a lovely walnut brown colour and that the 'bunny ears' (actually the palps) appeared shorter than normal. Ooh, might this actually be a different species??? I hit the key to find out.
|Underside view. Check that arched anal groove, this is an Ixodes|
|The arrowed 'plate' is a certain shape which gives the species its name.|
|Large front spur and three smaller mid and hind spurs arrowed|
|Stepped outline of front tarsus arrowed|