Bat tick, SEM

Bat tick, SEM

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Caption: Bat tick. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the leg of an Argas vespertilionis tick, showing the claws and pad (white) used to attach itself to its host. This parasitic arachnid feeds on the blood of bats. Magnification: x833 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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