The fleas are a well known order of blood feeding insects, attacking mammals and birds. They bear some similarities to Mecoptera and Diptera, but their relationship to other insects is uncertain. The order name is based on the Greek words siphon (tube), a (without), and pteron (wing).
Family: Pulicidae – common fleas
Family: Rhopalopsyllidae – club fleas
Family: Vermipsyllidae – carnivore fleas
Family: Hystrichopsyllidae – rodent fleas
Family: Ischnopsyllidae – bat fleas
Family: Leptopsyllidae – scaled fleas
Family: Ceratopsyllidae – bird and...
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