Echidnophaga


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Echidnophaga

(ĕk″ĭd-nŏf′ă-gă)
A genus of fleas belonging to the family Pulicidae.

Echidnophaga gallinacea

The sticktight flea, an important pest of poultry. It collects in clusters on the heads of poultry and in the ears of mammals. It may infest humans, esp. children.

Echidnophaga

a genus of fleas that remain attached to the host for long periods. Includes E. myrmecobii (in rabbits), E. perilis (in rats).

Echidnophaga gallinacea
causes insect worry and blood loss in poultry. Does not transmit disease in animals but may transmit endemic murine typhus to humans. Called also stickfast flea.
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Stickfast flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea, on wild birds.
jamaicensis (Red-tailed hawk) Buteo albicaudatus (White-tailed hawk) Parabuteo unicinctus (Harris's hawk) Buteogallus antrhacinus (Common black hawk) Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned hawk) Strigiformes Bubo virginianus (Great horned owl) Strix virgata (Mottled owl) Athene cunicularia (Burrowing owl) Megascops asio (Eastern screech owl) Tyto alba (Barn owl) Orden Examined Infested External parasites Falconiformes 8 - 3 - 6 1 Echidnophaga gallinacea 3 3 Craspedorrhynchus sp.
Asimismo, Echidnophaga gallinacea solo se encontro en una paloma hembra (prevalencia = 8.
Los resultados del presente estudio confirman la presencia de algunos ectoparasitos de Columba livia que anteriormente habian sido registrados para palomas en el Peru, tales como Pseudolynchia sp, Goniodes sp, Menopon sp, Columbicola columbae y Echidnophaga gallinacea (Zaldivar, 1991; Rojas, 1993).
Other species collected were Echidnophaga gallinacea (15.
canis (12 from 7 dogs), Echidnophaga gallinacea (4 from 3 cats and 57 from 16 dogs), and Spilopsyllus cuniculi (5 from 2 cats).