Ceratophyllus

Ceratophyllus

(ser'ă-tof'-ă-lŭs),
A genus of fleas (family Ceratophyllidae) found in temperate climates; includes important fleas of poultry such as Ceratophyllus niger, the western chicken flea, and Ceratophyllus gallinae, the European chicken flea, although these fleas have a wide range of hosts, including humans.
[cerat- (kerat-) + G. phyllon, leaf]

Ceratophyllus

/Cer·a·to·phyl·lus/ (ser″ah-tof´ĭ-lus) a genus of fleas.

Ceratophyllus

a genus of fleas in the order Siphonaptera. Includes Ceratophyllus columbae, C. (Nosopsyllus) fasciatus, C. gallinae, C. garei, C. niger (Western chicken flea—rodents and wild birds).
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Flea pools from 2 of the rodent carcasses (1 Megarthroglossus divisus flea from a Douglas squirrel, 5 Ceratophyllus ciliatus mononis fleas from a lodgepole chipmunk) were also positive by PCR for Y.
Isolation and characterization of 23 microsatellite loci in the hen flea Ceratophyllus gallinae.
Aunque Joyeux (1916) senalo a Tenebrio molitor, a Ceratophyllus fasciatus y Xenopsylla cheopis como las fuentes usuales de infestacion de las ratas, los coleopteros del genero Tribolium son los senalados por la literatura cientifica como los mas frecuentes en las infecciones de ratas y del hombre.
Las pulgas transmiten diversos virus, bacterias, protistas y helmintos (Linardi & Guimaraes, 2000), y son probablemente los ectoparasitos que mayor potencial negativo tienen sobre las golondrinas: Ceratophyllus idius Jordan & Rothschild, que parasita la golondrina bicolor, Tachycineta bicolor (Vieillot), es un ejemplo bien documentado (Shutler et al.
Key words: blow flies; Ceratophyllus gallinae: ecosystem engineering; ectoparasite; flea parasitism; Great Tit (Parus major); hen flea; nest cavity; nest humidity; Parus major; Protocalliphora.
The ecology of the hen flea Ceratophyllus gallinae and the moorhen flea Dasypsyllus gallinulae in nest boxes.
The natural invasion of artificial cliff swallow nests by Oeciacus vicarius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) and Ceratophyllus petrochelidoni (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).
A few specimens of Ctenocephalides canis (dog flea), Pulex irritans (human flea), and Ceratophyllus gallinae (hen flea) were also identified (Table 1).
gltA-positive fleas Flea species Dogs Cats Ctenocephalides felis 114 (10) 152 (14) Archeopsylla erinacei 26 (26) 8 (8) Ctenocephalides canis 4 (0) -- Ceratophyllus gallinae 2 (1) 3 (1) Pulex irritans -- 1 (0) Total 146 (37) 164 (23) * gltA, citrate synthase.
This study experimentally investigates density-dependent processes in Blue Tit nests that are multiply infected with the avian ectoparasite Ceratophyllus gallinae (Schrank).
felis, Ceratophyllus gallinae, Ceratophyllus columbae, and Archaeopsylla erinacei, may infest humans.
1994) found that blowfly larvae Protocalliphora azurea and adult and larval hen fleas Ceratophyllus gallinae were affected by the humidity in the nests of Great Tits Parus major and of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca.