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Species Echidnophaga gallinacea - Sticktight Flea

Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - female Sticktight Flea, Echidnophaga gallinacea - Echidnophaga gallinacea - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Siphonaptera (Fleas)
Family Pulicidae
Genus Echidnophaga
Species gallinacea (Sticktight Flea)
Explanation of Names
Author: Westwood 1875 (Sarcopsyllus).
Size
1.5 to 4 mm
Range
Cosmopolitan, accidentally introduced in North America with poultry.
Food
Blood of poultry and many other birds and mammals.
Print References
Hubbard (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Fleas of Western North America
Hubbard, Clarence Andresen . 1947. The Iowa State College Press.