Epitedia wenmanni

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Epitedia wenmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Siphonaptera
Family: Hystrichopsyllidae
Genus: Epitedia
Species: E. wenmanni
Binomial name
Epitedia wenmanni

Epitedia wenmanni is a species of flea in the family Hystrichopsyllidae. It is common throughout North America and associated mainly with Peromyscus (deermice), although many other hosts have been recorded.[1] In Missouri, it has been found on the cat (Felis silvestris), white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), including nests, marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris), and western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis).[2] Hosts recorded in Tennessee include the northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus), southern red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi), white-footed mouse, and golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli).[1]


  1. ^ a b Durden and Kollars, 1997, p. 15
  2. ^ Kollars et al., 1997, pp. 129–130

Literature cited[edit]

  • Durden, L.A. and Kollars, T.M., Jr. 1997. The fleas (Siphonaptera) of Tennessee. Journal of Vector Ecology 22(1):13–22.
  • Kollars, T.M., Jr., Durden, L.A. and Oliver, J.H., Jr. 1997. Fleas and lice parasitizing mammals in Missouri. Journal of Vector Ecology 22(2):125–132.