Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Xenopsylla cheopis (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Xenopsylla cheopis or rat flea. Magnification: 40x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing Xenopsylla cheopis the rat flea, magnified 40x. The flea is an insect with a flatened, segmented body covered with backward-pointing bristles. Fleas have six, jointed legs that are highly adapted for jumping.


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