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Cat flea Siphonaptera Pulicidae factors influencing host-finding behavior in the laboratory



Cat flea Siphonaptera Pulicidae factors influencing host-finding behavior in the laboratory



Annals of the Entomological Society of America 78.1: 29-34



Visual and thermal cues were the primary stimuli responsible for the orientation and attraction of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouche), to sticky cylindrical targets. Postpupal age was also important. Contrast of a moving dark cylinder against a light backdrop was visually attractive to the fleas. No visual orientation was demonstrated under red light. Increasing the complexity of patterns on the target did not increase its attractiveness. Orientation and attraction to a stationary heated target was demonstrated, but required the additional stimulation of air movements to evoke a directed jump. Light, CO sub(2), and air currents stimulated locomotion.

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DOI: 10.1093/aesa/78.1.29



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