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Newton County, Indiana, USA
July 7, 2012
Specimen collected from burrow.

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flea flea

despite these sharp pics; I cannot quite confidently ID this from the images. There are two genera (I am aware of) that have genal combs with two spines: Epitedia and Tamophila. Both genera are parasites of ground nesting squirrels, chipmunks, and moles.
I am leaning towards Epitedia but that it not (yet) a formal diagnosis.

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