adult male Oropsylla Montana flea

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    5634, CDC

    This flea is a common ectoparasite of the rock squirrel, Citellus variegatus, and in the western United States, is an important vector for the bacterium Yersinia pestis, the pathogen responsible for causing plague.

    Drew300, suehawkins, Recycled by Hyena, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. WillSpirit-M 53 months ago | reply

      I like the photo. It fit with an entry in my noncommercial blog,, so I borrowed it via your lineup in CreativeCommons. There will be a link back to your photostream, though not as prominent as the format suggested by CC. Let me know if you object to my use of your image, and I'll remove it. Otherwise, Thank you!

    2. RumpledElf 34 months ago | reply

      Hi, I've used this one as well:

      Thanks for sharing with a CC license!

    3. TillysNest 10 months ago | reply

      I too added your photo under the creative commons here:
      Thank you!

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