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CLASSIFICATION OF SIPHONAPTERA

(Contacts)

 

Families in Green color Siphonaptera Details

 

Insecta: Holometabola

 

SIPHONAPTERA

 

Infraorder: Pulicomorpha

Superfamily: Pulicoidea

 

Hectopsyllidae sticktight and chigoe fleas

Pulicidae common fleas

 

Superfamily: Malacopsylloidea

 

Malacopsyllidae

Rhopalopsyllidae hosts

Vermipsyllidae hosts: carnivores

 

Superfamily: Coptopsylloidea

 

Coptopsyllidae

 

Superfamily: Ancistropsylloidea

 

Ancistropsyllidae

Infraorder: Pygiopsyllomorpha

Superfamily: Pygiopsylloidea

 

Lycopsyllidae

Pygiopsyllidae

Stivaliidae

 

Infraorder: Hystrichopsyllomorpha

Superfamily: Hystrichopsylloidea

 

Hystrichopsyllidae hosts: rats and mice.

Incl. Ctenopsyllidae, Amphipsyllidae

 

Chimaeropsyllidae

 

Superfamily: Macropsylloidea

 

Macropsyllidae

 

Superfamily: Stephanocircidoidea

 

Stephanocircidae

 

References Citations Sample Examinations

 

 

Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled. Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta. These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.