Illustration of a Flea

Illustration of a Flea

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Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing an illustration of a flea. Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera and are a vectors for various diseases. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. .

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