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