An ectoparasite is a parasite that lives externally on another animal, but does not kill it. Common examples of ectoparasites include fleas, head lice and bed bugs.
An illustration of a flea by F. G. A. M. Smit, late custodian of the Rothschild collection of Siphonaptera at Tring.
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