Squirrel flea, SEM

Squirrel flea, SEM

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Caption: Squirrel flea (Orchopeas howardi howardi), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The two structures protruding from the centre of the flea's head are sensory palps. Fleas are external parasites that may carry and transmit diseases.

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