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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Additionally, the domestic pigeon is associated with more than 60 ectoparasites, including siphonaptera and mites, it is possible that with their feathers and dust they contaminate and affect human health.
Estos ectoparasitos son insectos pequenos de 1 a 10 mm de longitud, del Phylum Arthropoda, clase Insecta, orden Siphonaptera, familias Pulicidae y Tungidae, con varios generos y mas de 2500 especies descritas en el mundo (Cordero del Campillo et al.
A classification of the Siphonaptera of South America, with descriptions of New Species.
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.
Ultrastructural comparison of the midgut epithelia of fleas with different feeding behavior pattern (Xenopsylla cheopis, Echidnophaga gallinacea, Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera, Pulicidae).
Pseudoscorpions, a natural control of Siphonaptera in Neotoma nests.
Arthropods collected at 5 sites in the preserve, included these 9 insect orders (with number of families on parentheses): Coleopt era (15), Diptera (12), Hymenoptera (10), Hemiptera (9), Lepidoptera (9), Homoptera (4), Siphonaptera (2), Phasmida (1), and Mecoptera (1).