Also known as: Human flea

Pulex irritans
Class Insecta
Order Siphonaptera
Family Pulicidae
Pulex irritans
Zsoldos Márton 2004, Wikimedia Commons


Humans and pigs


P. irritans is a flea of the class Insecta. There are no genal, or pronotal ctenidia.

See general flea structure.

Life Cycle

The egss are laid in the host faeces. The eggs then hatch, and undergo three larval stages. The larvae then pupate before becoming adults.

See general flea life cycle.

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