DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Brown dog tick larva (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). A blood sucking arachnid that has specialized mouthparts for sucking. Although R. sanguineus will feed on a wide variety of mammals, dogs are the preferred host. In the US, R. sanguineus is a vector of disease in dogs. Magnification: x26 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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