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Dog Flea Gallery

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Choose from 11 pictures in our Dog Flea collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

LM of a dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis Featured Dog Flea Print

LM of a dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis

Dog flea. Light micrograph of an adult female dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis. The helmet-like head (at right) bears a row of combs called ctenidia; these and spines on the body help to anchor the flea in the fur of its host. The eyes are photo- sensitive spots. Below the eyes are blood-sucking mouthparts. The body is flattened laterally so that it is higher than wide, designed for quick movement through the fur. A third pair of legs are elongated and well developed for leaping on and off the host. Only the adult flea is parasitic, feeding on the blood of dogs; the young larvae feed on dead plant or animal matter. Magnification: x19 at 6x7cm size. Magnification: x33 at 4x5 inch size