Badger lice, SEM

Badger lice, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Badger body lice. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of badger body lice (Trichodectes melis) on badger hairs. This is the second most common ectoparasite (external parasite) of the badger. The louse bites the badger's skin and feeds on its blood. Magnification: x55 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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