Echidnophaga gallinacea


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Ech·id·noph·a·ga gal·li·na·ce·a

(ek'id-nof'ă-gă gal'i-nā'sē-ă),
The sticktight flea, a serious pest of poultry in subtropical America; also frequently attacks domestic mammals and humans.

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.
See also: Echidnophaga
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gallinae, Echidnophaga gallinacea y Pseudolynchia canariensis).
Asimismo, Echidnophaga gallinacea solo se encontro en una paloma hembra (prevalencia = 8.3%; intensidad media = 14) y Lipeurus caponis en dos palomas machos (prevalencia = 11.8%; intensidad media = 1).
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canis Cats, dogs, other animals Echidnophaga gallinacea Domestic fowl, Rattus rattus Tunga penetrans Humans, dogs, goats Xenopsylla brasiliensis Rattus rattus, Mastomys natalensis Flea species composition, % Domestic flea species Low * High ([dagger]) Pulex irritans 61.5 75.2 Ctenocephalides felis, C.