Male cat flea, light micrograph

Male cat flea, light micrograph

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Credit: HERVE CONGE, ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), light micrograph. The head (upper right) is helmet-shaped to assist the flea when moving through the fur of its cat host. The mouthparts are modified to pierce the cat's skin and suck blood. The legs are at centre and lower left. Magnification: x25 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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