Siphonaptera


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Siphonaptera

[‚sī·fə′näp·trə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fleas, an order of insects characterized by a small, laterally compressed, oval body armed with spines and setae, three pairs of legs modified for jumping, and sucking mouthparts.
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Fragmenta Faunistica Tirolensia--17 (Arachnida: Araneae; Insecta: Psocoptera, Strepsiptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera: Mycetophiloidea).
Siphonaptera (fleas) of Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma, Colorado.