Siphonaptera


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Related to Siphonaptera: Hemiptera, Mecoptera, order Siphonaptera
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Noun1.Siphonaptera - fleas
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
family Pulicidae, Pulicidae - many common fleas attacking humans and domestic animals
genus Tunga, Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera
Echidnophaga, genus Echidnophaga - a genus of Siphonaptera
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Five species of ectoparasites were collected during this study, including 190 American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis Say, Acari: Ixodidae), 64 fleas [63 Pulex simulans Baker, 1 Eulioplopsyllus glacialis affinis (Baker), Siphonaptera, Pulicidae], 12 fur mites, (Didelphilichus serrifer Fain, Acari: Atopomelidae) and one chewing louse [Neotricliodectes mephiditis (Packard), Phthiraptera, Trichodectidae] (Table 1).
The first superclade is a mecopteroid assemblage (Mecopteroidea), comprised of the Amphiesmenoptera, consisting of the well supported Lepidoptera and Trichoptera; plus the Antliophora, consisting of the internally less well supported Mecoptera, Siphonaptera and Diptera (Kristensen, 1999).
New Delaware records for mammalian ectoparasites including Siphonaptera host list.