Spilopsyllus cuniculi

Spilopsyllus cuniculi

a flea in the order Siphonaptera. A parasite of rabbits and hares and occasionally their predators; transmits myxomatosis. A cause of severe irritation on the pinnae of domestic cats. Called also European rabbit flea.
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A discussion of host hormone impacts is highlighted by a description of the rabbit flea, Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale) feeding on the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus.
The spilopsyllus cuniculi are spread from a dead rabbit to a healthy one.
The differential transmissibility of myxoma virus strains of differing virulence grades by the rabbit flea Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale).
canis (37 from dogs), Pulex irritans (11 from dogs), Spilopsyllus cuniculi (1 from a cat), and Archaeopsylla erinacei (1 from a cat).
canis (12 from 7 dogs), Echidnophaga gallinacea (4 from 3 cats and 57 from 16 dogs), and Spilopsyllus cuniculi (5 from 2 cats).