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.
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).