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Author Brinck-Lindroth, Gunvor

Title The fleas (Siphonaptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark / by Gunvor Brinck-Lindroth and Frans G.A.M. Smit
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007


Description 1 online resource (viii, 185 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Fauna entomologica Scandinavica, 0106-8377 ; v. 41
Fauna entomologica Scandinavica ; v. 41. 0106-8377
Contents Introduction; Sources and acknowledgements; Historical notes; Life history; Host-relationships and distribution; Medical and veterinary importance; Parasites; Collecting and mounting; Morphology; Glossary; Abbreviations; Order Siphonaptera; Key to superfamilies and families; Superfamily Hystrichopsylloidea; Superfamily Ceratophylloidea; Superfamily Vermipsylloidea; Superfamily Pulicoidea; Catalogue; Literature; Host-flea index; Taxonomic index
Summary This book is the first comprehensive account on the flea fauna of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Totally 89 species/subspecies are treated of which 69 have been found in the region. The remainder are known from neighboring areas and may turn up. The introductory part gives a brief historical overview of the earliest literature on fleas and a more detailed account of the Scandinavian literature up to the present. This is followed by a discussion of flea-host associations in relation to distribution in a general and Scandinavian perspective. Other chapters deal with life history, medical importance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175), host-flea index, and taxonomic index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fleas -- Scandinavia
NATURE -- Animals -- Insects & Spiders.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Entomology.
Aphaniptera -- Scandinavie -- Classification.
Aphaniptera -- Scandinavie -- Identification.
Form Electronic book
Author Smit, F. G. A. M. (Franciscus Gerardus Albertus Maria), 1920-2000.
ISBN 9789047420750
Other Titles Fleas of Fennoscandia and Denmark