Faculty Publications

Title

Ctenophthalmus pseudagyrtes (Siphonaptera: Ctenopthalmidae): New to the Flea Fauna of Texas

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Southwestern Naturalist

Volume

57

Issue

3

First Page

345

Last Page

346

Abstract

Two female ctenophthalmid fleas, Ctenophthalmus pseudagyrtes, were collected in June 2003 from an eastern mole Scalopus aquaticus from Marion County, Texas. This flea originally was described from S. aquaticus in Michigan; C. pseudagyrtes has been reported from various mammalian hosts collected primarily east of the Mississippi River. This is the first report from Texas. In addition, we provide the second record of the mite Haemogamasus harperi in Texas from the same host.

Original Publication Date

9-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1894/0038-4909-57.3.350

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