Flea male genitalia, light micrograph

Flea male genitalia, light micrograph

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Caption: Flea male genitalia. Light micrograph of the genitalia of a male human flea (Pulex irritans). The genitalia of male flea are complex with claspers and a penis (aedeagus) which is coiled like a spring, so the male is easy to recognise. Magnification: x37 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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