Faculty Publications

Title

Fleas (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae, Ctenophthalmidae) from rodents in five southwestern states

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Fleas, Geographic distribution, Rodents

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Western North American Naturalist

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

514

Last Page

517

Abstract

Nine species of fleas were collected incidental to a survey of rodents for molecular studies in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, south of latitude 38°N. Three species were parasites of woodrats, Neotoma spp.: Orchopeas neotomae Augustson was confirmed for Texas, and the distribution patterns of O. agilis (Rothschild) and O. schisintus (Jordan) were more clearly defined. Four species were parasites of mice, Peromyscus spp.: Aetheca wagneri (Baker) was a new flea for P. gratus Merriam, the distribution of O. leucopus (Baker) was extended to far west Texas, Plusaetis sibynus (Jordan) was new for Utah and N. lepida, and the range of Stenoponia americana (Baker) was extended west of the Continental Divide in New Mexico. Other species included Foxella ignota (Baker) and Meringis dipodomys Kohls.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2004

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