This is the nasty cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. For some reason they seem to love my blood, I always get more bites than anyone one else in the family. The body of this flea is just over 2mm in length.
This is a stack of seven shots, taken through a stereomicroscope.
Welcome to my blog
I am an exclusive photographer with istockphoto and produce a wide variety of images. Recently I have been experimenting with high magnification photography of insects, plants and anything else I find that looks interesting up close.
I am a first year undergraduate studying Biology at the University of Oxford. I have a particular interset in entomology and enjoy exploring the huge diversity of insect species in the UK.
I aim to use this blog to share some of the photos I have been taking which I find particularly interesting, I try to do a little bit of research on the subjects of my photos but am far from an expert. if I have made any big errors or misidentified something, please leave a comment or send me an email to correct me .
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