Red Tick - No Such Specie
There are no species of tick known as the red tick, although ticks could look red after feeding on a host for several hours, certainly if they are soft ticks or nymphs. As some soft ticks range in colour and are slightly more translucent than other ticks, they can appear red if full of an host's blood.
Red Tick - More Possibly A Mite
If you see what you believe is a red tick there is more chance that it will be a type of mite. Similar to a tick, a mite has eight legs (four pairs), no antennae and comes from the arachnid family (like spiders). They have a similar shaped body (one large segment) and are known to cause skin irritation to humans.
Red Tick - Similar Looking Mites
What looks like a red tick, could therefore be a number of mites, such as the spider mite, red velvet mite, clover mite or the larvae form of harvest mites (also known as chiggers and red bugs in parts of the USA).
Red Tick - Pictures of Ticks
For pictures of ticks you could visit our pictures of ticks page. The female deer tick has an orangey red body with a dorsal shield over the top but this is not 100% red all over (body and legs). There are some pictures that are noted as red ticks on the internet but these appear to be misclassified.