Volume s1-27, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This comprehensive volume is divided into three parts, the first of which contains brief chapters on the students of Western American fleas, the medical importance of fleas, field and laboratory technique, and the anatomy of the flea in relation to its taxonomy.

Part II, Systematic Classification, occupies more than half of the volume, and in it are listed 246 species and sub-species of fleas occurring in the area west of the 100th meridian. These are divided among 66 genera and five families. The comparative richness of the flea fauna of this area is indicated by the fact that only 33 genera and some 55 species are known from east of the 100th meridian. For each species are given a short taxonomic description, the known range, full host records, and some notes on biology, abundance, and medical importance. Original drawings of the important anatomical characters for nearly all species are a valuable feature.


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