THE EFFECT OF SUBSTRATE ON SURVIVAL AND DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SPECIES OF DESERT FLEAS ( SlPHONAPTERA : PULICIDAE )

@inproceedings{KHOKHLOVAKRASNOVB2014THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECT OF SUBSTRATE ON SURVIVAL AND DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SPECIES OF DESERT FLEAS ( SlPHONAPTERA : PULICIDAE )},
  author={R. KHOKHLOVAKRASNOVB.},
  year={2014}
}
  • KHOKHLOVA KRASNOV B. R.
  • Published 2014
Fleas Xenopsylla conformis mycerini and Xenopsylla ramesis replace each other on the same rodent host (Meriones crassus) in two habitats that differ in substrate texture (sand and loess-like sediments, respectively). We hypothesized that the substrate is an important factor determining flea distribution and studied survival of larvae, pupae and newly emerged adults as well as the rate of pre-imaginal development of these flea species in sand and loess rearing medium (=substrate). Texture of… CONTINUE READING