Ctenocephalides (genus)

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SEM of adult Ctenocephalides (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Alan R Walker
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Ctenocephalides Stiles & Collins, 1930

The species of this flea genus are around 2 mm long with the dog flea and the cat flea being the most important species. Apart from causing irritation, they transmit diseases, also to humans. Both the genal and pronotal combs are present. The genal comb has 7-9 spines, the pronotal comb 7-9 on each side.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: