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]
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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.
The results revealed some porotozan infections including Haemoproteus colombae (20.8%), Trichomonas gallinae (26.8%) Cryptosporidium spp (1.2%) and Eimeria spp (21.6%) and also ectoparasites including Lipeurus spp (3.2%), Menopen gallinae (15.2%), Ceratophyllus colombae (10.4%) and Louse fly (12%).
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.
Bird nests harbor ectoparasites such as pigeon fleas (Ceratophyllus columbae Gervais (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae)), chicken mites (Dermanyssus gallinae De Geer (Acarina: Dermanyssidae)), ticks (Argas reflexus Fabricius (Acari: Argasidae)), and biting lice.
Since the causality of the relationship was unknown, we simultaneously manipulated both hen flea (Ceratophyllus gallinae) infestation and nest humidity in order to investigate: (1) the effect of flea infestation on nest humidity, (2) the effect of nest humidity on the prevalence of flea infestations, (3) the effect of nest humidity on adult flea survival and reproduction, (4) the interaction between flea infestations and nest humidity on Great Tit reproductive performance, and (5) the effect of both factors on secondary infestations by ectoparasitic Protocalliphora flies .
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).
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.