Pulex irritans

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Related to Pulex irritans: Cimex lectularius, Tunga penetrans, human flea
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the most common flea attacking humans

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1958) A preliminary note on the occurrence of Pulex irritans Linnaeus and Pulex simulans Baker in North America.
Adult Pulex irritans, a flea often found on breeding Burrowing Owls (Thomsen 1971; Philips & Dindal 1977; Baird & Saunders 1992; Smith & Belthoff 2001b) and other burrowing animals (Baird & Saunders 1992) can survive for 125 days with no food at 7-10[degrees]C (James & Harwood 1969).
But the traditional flea for the flea circus is the human flea, pulex irritans.
En la Sierra peruana se han reportado acaros de las especies Dermanyssus gallinae, Chirodiscoides caviae, Trixacarus caviae, Ornithonyssus sylviarum, piojos de las especies Trimenopon hispidum, Gyropus ovalis y Gliricola porcelli, y pulgas de las especies Leptopsylla segnis, Tiamastus cavicola, Pulex simulans, Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides canis, Cteno cephalides felis felis, Echidnophaga gallinacea y Xenopsylla cheopis (Florian, 1999; Dittmar, 2001; Levano y Chauca, 2008; Flores, 2010), en tanto que en la Costa fueron reportadas todas las especies mencionadas a excepcion de C.
A minority of these genera live in close association with humans (synanthropic), including fleas of these species: Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides felis, Ctenocephalides canis, Xenopsylla cheopis, Nosopsyllus fasciatus, Echidnophaga gallinacea, and Tunga penetrans (1).
All studies have reported Pulex irritans (human flea) to be the most common parasite of swift foxes.
When the groEL partial sequence FJ545656 from the red fox from France was compared with sequence DQ522300 from a Pulex irritans flea collected from foxes from Hungary, the 156-bp fragment (based on the consensus sequence from both directions) from the red fox from France was 100% identical to that of the flea.