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Pulex irritans (human flea)

Synonyms: Pulex conepati; Pulex irritans bahiensis; Pulex irritans fulvus; Pulex orientalis; Pulex vulgaris
Language: French; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The human flea, Pulex irritans, is a cosmopolitan flea species that has, in spite of the common name, a wide host spectrum. It is one of six species in the genus Pulex; the other five are all confined to the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. The species is thought to have originated in South America, where its original host may have been the guinea pig or peccary. This species bites many species of mammals and birds, including domesticated ones.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Providers

Parasite of 
Acomys cahirinus (Spiny mouse)[1]
Ailurus fulgens (Red Panda)[1]
Allactaga bullata (Gobi jerboa)[1]
Allactaga sibirica (Siberian five-toed jerboa)[1]
Allactaga tetradactyla (four-toed jerboa)[1]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[1]
Apodemus sylvaticus (Old World wood and field mouse)[1]
Arvicanthis niloticus (Nile kusu)[1]
Athene cunicularia (Burrowing Owl)[1]
Botaurus stellaris (Eurasian Bittern)[1]
Cairina moschata (Muscovy Duck)[1]
Camelus bactrianus (Bactrian camel)[1]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[1]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[1]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[1]
Canis mesomelas (Black-backed Jackal)[1]
Capra hircus (domestic goat)[1]
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)[1]
Caracal caracal (Caracal)[1]
Cavia aperea (Brazilian guinea pig)[1]
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)[1]
Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand-Plover)[1]
Clethrionomys glareolus (Bank vole)[1]
Clethrionomys rufocanus (gray red-backed vole)[1]
Columba livia (Rock Pigeon)[1]
Conepatus semistriatus (Striped Hog-nosed Skunk)[1]
Cricetulus migratorius (gray dwarf hamster)[1]
Crocuta crocuta (Spotted Hyena)[1]
Ctenomys magellanicus (Magellanic tuco-tuco)[1]
Ctenomys maulinus (Maule tuco-tuco)[1]
Cuon alpinus (Dhole)[1]
Cynomys ludovicianus (black-tailed prairie dog)[1]
Dactylopsila palpator (Long-fingered Triok)[1]
Dasyprocta leporina (Agouti)[1]
Dasyurus geoffroii (Western Quoll)[1]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[1]
Equus caballus (horse)[1]
Erinaceus europaeus (western European hedgehog)[1]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[1]
Felis silvestris lybica (African wild cat)[1]
Galerella sanguinea (Slender Mongoose)[1]
Galictis cuja (Lesser Grison)[1]
Galictis vittata (Greater Grison)[1]
Gallus gallus (Red Junglefowl)[1]
Gerbillus gerbillus (lesser Egyptian gerbil)[1]
Gerbillus henleyi (pygmy gerbil)[1]
Gerbillus pyramidum (greater Egyptian gerbil)[1]
Graomys griseoflavus (gray leaf-eared mouse)[1]
Gypaetus barbatus (Bearded Vulture)[1]
Hemiechinus auritus (Long-eared Hedgehog)[1]
Herpestes ichneumon (Egyptian Mongoose)[1]
Hirundo neoxena (Welcome Swallow)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Hyaena hyaena (Striped Hyena)[1]
Hystrix brachyura (Old World porcupine)[1]
Hystrix cristata (African porcupine)[1]
Hystrix indica (Indian crested porcupine)[1]
Jaculus jaculus (Lesser Egyptian jerboa)[1]
Jaculus orientalis (Greater Egyptian jerboa)[1]
Lagostomus maximus (Plains viscacha)[1]
Lagurus lagurus (steppe lemming)[1]
Lasiopodomys brandtii (Brandt's vole)[1]
Lepus europaeus (European Hare)[1]
Lepus oiostolus (Woolly Hare)[1]
Lepus timidus (Mountain Hare)[1]
Lepus tolai (Tolai Hare)[1]
Lepus townsendii (White-tailed Jackrabbit)[1]
Lycalopex culpaeus (Culpeo)[1]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[1]
Marmosa elegans (mouse opossum)[1]
Marmota bobak (Bobak marmot)[1]
Martes flavigula (Yellow-throated Marten)[1]
Martes foina (Beech Marten)[1]
Martes martes (European Pine Marten)[1]
Martes melampus (Japanese Marten)[1]
Mastomys natalensis (Hildebrandt's multimammate mouse)[1]
Meles meles (European Badger)[1]
Melogale moschata (Chinese Ferret-badger)[1]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[1]
Meriones crassus (Sundevall's jird)[1]
Meriones libycus (Libyan jird)[1]
Meriones meridianus (mid-day jird)[1]
Mesechinus dauuricus (Daurian Hedgehog)[1]
Microcavia australis (southern mountain cavy)[1]
Microtus agrestis (field vole)[1]
Microtus gregalis (narrow-headed vole)[1]
Molossus molossus (Pallas's mastiff bat)[1]
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)[1]
Mus musculus (house mouse)[1]
Mustela eversmanii (Steppe Polecat)[1]
Mustela nivalis (Least Weasel)[1]
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)[1]
Mustela sibirica (Siberian Weasel)[1]
Nannospalax leucodon (lesser mole rat)[1]
Nesokia indica (short-tailed bandicoot rat)[1]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[1]
Ochotona dauurica (Daurian Pika)[1]
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)[1]
Oenanthe finschii (Finsch's Wheatear)[1]
Onychomys leucogaster (northern grasshopper mouse)[1]
Otomys angoniensis (Angoni vlei rat)[1]
Otospermophilus variegatus (rock squirrel)[1]
Pachyuromys duprasi (fat-tailed gerbil)[1]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[1]
Philander opossum (Gray Four-eyed Opossum)[1]
Poecilictis libyca <Unverified Name>[1]
Procyon cancrivorus (Crab-eating Raccoon)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Psammomys obesus (fat sand rat)[1]
Pseudocheirus occidentalis (Western Ringtail Possum)[1]
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]
Rattus fuscipes (Bush rat)[1]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[1]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[1]
Sciurus aestuans (Guianan squirrel)[1]
Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasian red squirrel)[1]
Somateria mollissima (Common Eider)[1]
Spermophilopsis leptodactylus (long-clawed ground squirrel)[1]
Spermophilus dauricus (Daurian ground squirrel)[1]
Spermophilus erythrogenys (red-cheeked ground squirrel)[1]
Spermophilus fulvus (yellow ground squirrel)[1]
Spermophilus pygmaeus (little ground squirrel)[1]
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)[1]
Strix nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)[1]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[1]
Syconycteris crassa <Unverified Name>[1]
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna)[1]
Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)[1]
Talpa europaea (European Mole)[1]
Tamandua tetradactyla (Southern Tamandua)[1]
Taphozous perforatus (Egyptian tomb bat)[1]
Tatera indica (Indian gerbil)[1]
Taxidea taxus (American Badger)[1]
Tetraogallus himalayensis (Himalayan Snowcock)[1]
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail)[1]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[1]
Urotrichus talpoides (Japanese Shrew Mole)[1]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[1]
Vormela peregusna (Marbled Polecat)[1]
Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox)[1]
Vulpes macrotis (Kit Fox)[1]
Vulpes rueppellii (Rüppell's Fox)[1]
Vulpes velox (Swift Fox)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]
Vulpes zerda (Fennec Fox)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[3]
Hymenolepis fraterna <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

Earth;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Medvedev S.G., 2005-11-21, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1International Flea Database 2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access