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Table 2 Attachment durations of I. ricinus ticks removed from different anatomical sites of human hosts

From: Ixodes ricinus ticks removed from humans in Northern Europe: seasonal pattern of infestation, attachment sites and duration of feeding

Location of tick bites on people Adult female ticks Nymphs
No. % > 24 h No. % > 24 h
Leg 151 59 701 64
Torso/dorsum 140 64 254 65
Arm 51 53 251 54
Groin/genital 39 77 63 67
Head/neck 29 69 31 71
Total 410 37 1300 37