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The pupal cocoon of the cat flea ctenocephalides felis siphonaptera pulicidae a barrier to ant predation



The pupal cocoon of the cat flea ctenocephalides felis siphonaptera pulicidae a barrier to ant predation



Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 86(3): 660-663



The pupal cocoon of the cat flea, C. felis, serves as a protective barrier to predation by the Argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis. The ants readily foraged on exposed eggs, larvae and pupae. Intact pupal cocoons constructed of sand, soil or cotton fibers provided protection from foraging ants. The pupal cocoon itself is not air or water tight or repellent, indicating physical protection rather than a chemical barrier.

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