Also known as: Northern rat flea
Rats, mice, and humans.
N. fasciatus is of the family ceratophyllidae. It has 18-20 spines in pronotal ctenidium, but genal ctenidium are absent. It has an elongated body, with 3-4mm in length.
The female lays eggs, which quickly hatch and develop into larvae. The larval stages only occur on the nest, or in the burrow. There are three larval stages in total. They then pupate and later develop into mature adults.
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Taylor, M.A, Coop, R.L., Wall,R.L. (2007) Veterinary Parasitology Blackwell Publishing
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