Dog Flea Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis, 1826)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Siphonaptera   >   Family Pulicidae   >   Genus Ctenocephalides   


The Dog Flea was never as abundant as the Cat Flea. Eckerlin noted in his 2011 paper few collections were made in the eastern U.S. for the last 40 or 50 years. The Maryland record noted in Eckerlin (2011) was from 1920 (Fox, 1940). (Eckerlin, 2011)

There are 4 records in the project database.

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A Dog Flea in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/16/2017). Photo by Patrick Treece. (MBP list)

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