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. Journal of Medical Entomology 9, 511-520.
To the Editor: Fleas (order Siphonaptera) are obligate hematophagous insects.
Subclass Insecta Order Siphonaptera Family Rhopalopsyllidae Subfamily Rhopalopsyllinae