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gopher flea

gopher flea
Oakland hills, Alameda County, California, USA
April 8, 2006
From a gopher (Thomomys bottae) killed by the dog I was walking...
I froze this flea before photographing it. Don't need any gopher fleas in my house!

Wow
that really is quite a picture. Exquisite detail...

I continue to be in awe
of your great closeup photography.

 
thanks Jim
Only on bugguide do people appreciate my flea photos! Someday I have to start taking photos through a microscope -- that would be better for these tiny flat critters.

 
Photo of gopher flea
Joyce, I'm writing a short book about insects (mostly for my grandchildren) but it is aimed at adults also as few folks know much about insects. I am using my own photos, and occasionally using ones from friends which I am attributing accordingly. I have been unable to come up with a flea, and want to have an example of Siphonaptera without just pulling images off the internet. May I use one of yours and attribute it? Regards,Bud Foshee (woodworker)

 
sure
You can use the image for your book, with credit. Please contact me via email if you have further questions.
Joyce

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