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Bird Louse

Bird Louse
Salt Lake City, N40°46.727'W111°52.629'ele4609', Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
July 22, 2006
Size: 1.4mm
Here is one for a new page. Menopodinae; Amblycera; Mallophaga. Taken from a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). This was shot with a Canon 65mm 1x-5x at 5x. The trade offs between depth-of field and aperature sharpness are at the limit. Specimen has been saved (70% ETOH) and available for placement in a collection.

Moved from Amblycera.

Moved from Amblycera.

Thanks both...
for the comments. I've learned to never pass up an opportunity, with digital you can't blame it on "all the film is in the freezer."
I wouldn't be surprised if GPS capabilities are incorporated into the high end cameras in the future and added the data to the image metafile.

cool !
I agree with Eric. Nice to see something we don't usually get to see. Your photo has nice detail -- not easy even with your 65mm lens, at 5x.

What a great effort:-) Thank you for paying attention to the smaller, less charismatic types, Kerry! Can't beat the GPS location data, either! Keep up the great work.

I have made a page for Amblycera. Anonone want to take a stab at whether this is Ricinidae or Menoponidae?
I am guessing that this is Menoponidae, but I would like confirmation. Kerry?

Head shape
is typical of Menoponidae, wide triangular.

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