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General physical characteristics of keds

Dorsoventrally flattened, sometimes wingless flies with biting mouthparts

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Where do ked larvae develop

In their mothers abdomen

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Sheep ked

Melophagus ovinus
Entire life of sheep ked is on the sheep

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Horse louse fly + 1 fact

Hippobosca equina
Wings remain developed and functional throughout life

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Host of Lipoptena cervi + 1 fact

White-tailed deer
Once they land on deer, wings break off

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Bat flies

Nycteriibidae

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Scientific name for fleas

Siphonaptera

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Type of flea metamorphosis

Complex metamorphosis
3 larval stages

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How often do most fleas jump on a host to feed

Most fleas stay on the same host and don't jump off until population reaches over 200 and a less infested host comes along

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What is principal food of the flea larvae

Flea feces

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How long can unfed Ctenocephalide adults survive in optimal temperatures

2 months

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Which organism causes cat scratch disease, and what is its vector/host

Bartonella henselae
Host is Ctenocephalides felis

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What organism causes murine typhus

Rickettsia typhi

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What are the hosts of the fleas serving as vectors for murine typhus

Rodents in urban areas, opossums and cats in suburban areas

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Scientific name of the sticktight flea
Common hosts
Geographic range

Echidnophaga gallinacea
Mostly chickens, poultry, also other birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, humans, horses
Subtropical Americas

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Where is echidnophaga gallinacea found on birds

Skin of eyelids, cloaca, and on combs and wattles

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Common names of tanga penetrans

Chigoe or jiggers

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Where can tunga penetrans be found on the host

Ankles, instep and between toes

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Larvae of which beetle species feed on the honey in bee hives, forcing the honeybees to leave

Aethina tumida
Small Hive beetle

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What are Phthiraptera

Lice

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What hosts do lice feed on

Mammals and birds only

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What type of metamorphosis do lice undergo

Simple metamorphosis

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What are the eggs of lice called

Nits

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What are the 2 major groups of lice and what hosts can they be found on

Anoplura on placental mammals
Mallophaga birds and mammals (including marsupials)

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Which group of lice are considered sucking lice and why

Anoplura - suck blood directly from blood vessels similar to a mosquito.

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Which species of flea is associated with the plague

xenopsylla cheopis