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Noun1.Echidnophaga - a genus of Siphonaptera
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Echidnophaga gallinacea, sticktight flea, sticktight - parasitic on especially the heads of chickens
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A total of 319 fleas belonging to 5 species in 5 genera were collected inside and outside the houses, an average of 44 per house (maximum 71): Pulex irritans, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Ctenocephalides canis fleas were collected inside the houses (244, 76.
Fleas of the genera Catallagia, Echidnophaga, Hystrichopsylla, Malareus and Thrassis (now Oropsylla) found in the western US appear to block (25,26,78,89,101-104) but a putative role for them as a plague reservoir has not been studied using refined techniques, nor has their response to plague been as carefully investigated as the case for rat fleas (26,28,105-107).
samples Group Species tested Fleas Ctenocephalides felis 48 Echidnophaga gallinacea 150 Synosternus pallidus 41 Tsetse flies Glossina morsitans 78 submorsitans Hard ticks Amblyomma variegatum 492 Rhipicephalus decoloratus 40 R.