Spot ID Characters for the Order

SIPHONAPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Teardrop-shaped body bilaterally flattened
  • Long hind legs adapted for jumping
  • Heavy bristles (ctenidia) often present on gena and/or pronotum




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University