A notorious biting insect, the blacklegged tick is named for its
dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks
are sometimes called deer ticks.
These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer,
which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks.
Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs.
Blacklegged (deer) ticks can spread Lyme Disease.