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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!

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)

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

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