Pulex irritans


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Related to Pulex irritans: Cimex lectularius, Tunga penetrans, human flea
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Noun1.Pulex irritans - the most common flea attacking humansPulex irritans - the most common flea attacking humans
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
genus Pulex, Pulex - type genus of the Pulicidae
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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.
A flea Pulex irritans commonly serves as an intermediate host for D.
Western Nebraska is in the approximate transition zone in North America between Pulex simulans and the human flea, Pulex irritans L.
Adult Pulex irritans, a flea often found on breeding Burrowing Owls (Thomsen 1971; Philips & Dindal 1977; Baird & Saunders 1992; Smith & Belthoff 2001b) and other burrowing animals (Baird & Saunders 1992) can survive for 125 days with no food at 7-10[degrees]C (James & Harwood 1969).