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Human Flea

Pulex irritans Linnaeus 1758

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Pulex irritans (Human Flea) is a species of fleas in the family common fleas. They are native to The Neotropics. They are carnivores. They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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EOL has data for 23 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of human flea. View this species on GBIF