An Up-Close Look at the Tiny Sensory Pits That Ticks Use to Smell

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A new study in the Journal of Medical Entomology offers the best look yet at the Haller’s organ, a small sensory pit on the forelegs of ticks that they use to detect heat and chemical odors emitted by potential hosts.

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