Electron microscope photo of a Flea. 86 times magnification, originally uploaded by RBirtles.
I always love closeup shots of the the inverts, great macro shots or SEM's like this one.
Couple that with excellent Ignoble Award winning research such as Marie-Christine Cadiergues, Christel Joubert, and Michel Franc of Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, France who discovered that the fleas that live on a dog can jump higher than the fleas that live on a cat.
M.C. Cadiergues, C. Joubert, and M. Franc (2000) A Comparison of Jump Performances of the Dog Flea, Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis, 1826) and the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouche, 1835). Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 92, no. 3, October 1, 2000, pp. 239-41. DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4017(00)00274-0
Classification for Ctenocephalides felis
- Ctenocephalides felis
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