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Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - female

Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - Female
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 8, 2008
Size: 1.7mm
Collected from the cheek of a two year old boy who was without symptoms.
Note that the flea was chemically cleared before being slide mounted. The mouthparts were severed, probably when removed from the child's cheek. The legs were significantly damaged as well.
Source of identification: Fleas of Western North America (Hubbard 1947)

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Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - female Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - female

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Moved from Pulicidae. Also removed 1969 date and added county.

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