4 Responses to Alligator Tick

  1. waterfallhunter says:

    I grew up in south Florida on the edge of the everglades, before the big development boom and remember those bugs, and yes, we called them Aligator Ticks. I remember some as large as 4-5 inches. There’s another bug even bigger that I’m curious about. It basically looked like a giant 6 inch fly with transparent delta wings and big eyes. I will post query.

  2. Dave says:

    Yes, in Florida we have a type of water bug called alligator ticks, or Alligator Fleas. They are bigger than other water bugs (Up to 5 inches) due in part to our climate. Our ones here in Florida have the most painful bite of any insect in the state.
    Great info and some pics here;
    http://www.irishwaterdogsforum.com/alligator-ticks-alligator-fleas-t1056.html

  3. Dave says:

    Yes, in Florida we have a type of water bug called alligator ticks, or Alligator Fleas. They are bigger than other water bugs (Up to 5 inches) due in part to our climate. Our ones here in Florida have the most painful bite of any insect in the state.
    Great info and some pics here;
    http://www.irishwaterdogsforum.com/alligator-ticks-alligator-fleas-t1056.html

  4. Raul says:

    Gator ticks are all over All-Star

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