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


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

Echidnophaga gallinacea
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.
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