Dog flea in dog hairs, SEM

Dog flea in dog hairs, SEM

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Caption: Dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) in dog hairs, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The head (upper centre) is helmet-shaped to assist the flea when moving through the fur of its dog host. The mouthparts are modified to pierce the dog's skin and suck blood. Magnification: x54 when printed at 10 centimetres high.

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