Siphonaptera


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Si·pho·nap·te·ra

(sī'fō-nap'tĕ-ră),
The fleas, an order of wingless insect ectoparasites highly adapted for survival in mammalian fur; they are flattened laterally, spined, and equipped with well-developed metathoracic legs for jumping.
[G. siphōn, tube, + G. a- priv. + pteron, wing]

Siphonaptera

(si?fo-nap'ter-a) [? + apteros, wingless]
An order of insects commonly called fleas. They are wingless, undergo complete metamorphosis, and have piercing and sucking mouth parts. The body is compressed laterally, and the legs are adapted for leaping. Fleas feed on the blood of birds and mammals. They transmit the causative organisms of several diseases (bubonic plague, endemic or murine typhus, and tularemia) and are also the intermediate hosts of certain tapeworms.
See: flea

Siphonaptera

see APHANIPTERA.
References in periodicals archive ?
Patterson, "Effect of methoprene and diflubenzuron on larval development of the cat flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).," Journal of Economic Entomology, vol.
Gage, "Early-phase transmission of Yersinia pestis by unblocked Xenopsylla cheopis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) is as efficient as transmission by blocked fleas," Journal of Medical Entomology, vol.
Notes on the geographical distribution and host preferences in the order Siphonaptera. Journal of Medical Entomology 9, 511-520.
Repetitive sequences in the ITS1 region of the ribosomal DNA of Tunga penetrans and other flea species (Insecta: Siphonaptera).
cheriway was identified as sticktight flea Echidnophaga gallinacea (Siphonaptera, Pulicidae).
Guillen 2003 Techniques of DNA-studies on prehispanic ectoparasites (Pulex sp., Pulicidae, Siphonaptera) from animal mummies of the Chiribaya culture, Southern Peru.
Hennig accepted the Holometabola as a monophyletic group, and provided evidence that supported many of the groupings recognized by earlier (Carmean et al., 1992; Pashley et al., 1993; Chalwatzis et al., 1996) and more recent (Whiting, 2002, 2004; Beutel and Pohl, 2006; Wiegmann et al., 2009) molecular phylogenies, especially the clades Neuropteroidea, Coleopteroidea (possibly including the Strepsiptera), Hymenoptera, Mecopteroidea, Antliophora (possibly including the Siphonaptera), and Amphiesmenoptera.
The subfamily Anomiopsyllinae (Hystrichopsyllidae: Siphonaptera).
The Ectoparasites (Ixodides, Anoplura and Siphonaptera) of Indiana Mammals.
Ultrastructural comparison of the midgut epithelia of fleas with different feeding behavior pattern (Xenopsylla cheopis, Echidnophaga gallinacea, Tunga penetrans, Siphonaptera, Pulicidae).