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Species Ctenocephalides canis - Dog Flea


A review of the flea genus Phalacropsylla Rothschild, 1915 (Siphonaptera, Ctenophthalmidae, Neopsyllinae, Phalacropsyllini) ...
By Roxana Acosta, Michael W. Hastriter
ZooKeys 675: 27-43, 2017
Full title: A review of the flea genus Phalacropsylla Rothschild, 1915 (Siphonaptera, Ctenophthalmidae, Neopsyllinae, Phalacropsyllini) with new host and distributional records
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The Fleas of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland
By George P. Holland
Entomological Society of Canada, 1985
A comprehensive monograph of the group; contains technical keys to families, subfamilies, genera, and species in the region, as well as species descriptions, checklists, host data, and distribution maps. Not for beginners!
Citation:
Holland, G.P. 1985. The fleas of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Siphonaptera). Mem. Ent. Soc. Can. 130:1-631

Available for viewing ($15 pay per view for nonmembers) at NRC Research Press:
https://article.pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/RPAS/rpv?hm=HInit&calyLang=eng&journal=entm&volume=117&afpf=entm117130fv.pdf&sepr=vt

Fleas of Western North America
By Hubbard, Clarence Andresen
The Iowa State College Press, 1947

Noteworthy records of orthopteroid and hemipteroid insects from southwestrn Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta
By Larson D.J.
Ent. Soc. Sask. 33(2): 10-14, 2014
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i thank Geoff Scudder for directing me towards this publication

Principles of Insect Morphology
By R. E. Snodgrass
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1935
A classic reference work by one of the titans of the subject.

Can be read online at: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.50045/page/n3

Phylogenomics and the evolution of hemipteroid insects
By Johnson K.P. et al.
PNAS, 2018

The insect microcosm of Western Juniper berries
By L. A. Dimitri, K. C. Tonkel, W. S. Longland, and B. G. Rector
Rangelands 36(3):8-11, 2014

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics
By Donald H. Les
CRC Press, 2017
Host plants for many species