Biology 625
Supplemental visual material

Comparison of fleas with and without ctenidia

Ctenocephalides felis
The cat flea, found on a wide range of mammals, is the most common species of flea in Kansas. Note the distinct genal and pronotol combs

Xenopsylla cheopis
The oriental rat flea is rare in Kansas, and may no longer occur here. Note the lack of genal and pronotol combs


Originals; photographs by S.J. Upton

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