order Siphonaptera

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Noun1.order 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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Notes on the geographical distribution and host preferences in the order Siphonaptera.
Subclass Insecta Order Siphonaptera Family Rhopalopsyllidae Subfamily Rhopalopsyllinae
Appropriately categorized in the order Siphonaptera, they are perfectly adapted to siphon blood -- be it from wild mammals, domesticated animals or humans.