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noun - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
noun - a parasitic insect
FLEAS - Fleas are small flightless insects that form the order Siphonaptera. As external parasites of mammals and birds, they live by consuming the blood of ...
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|Even back in 1578, they knew "Who sleepeth with dogs shall rise with" these
|The bubonic plague of Medieval Europe was spread by these insects feeding on rats
|Midge & Madge, who star in the Acme Miniature Circus, are 2 of these performing insects
|Wash your dog with certain green soaps to avoid seeing these pests' "circus"
|Plague is generally spread from rodents to humans by these insects
|Dog eczema is usually associated with the presence of these pests
|(Jon of the Clue Crew points out Rocko's blue collar pedigree.) Some collars have both an insecticide to kill these jumping insects & a growth regulator to attack the eggs
|There are more than 10,000 species of this bloodsucker but pulex irritans is the one used in most "circuses"
|Spot's owner puts a special collar on Spot to keep these insects from jumping onto him
|Who "sleepeth with dogges, shall rise with" these
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|Plural form of flea.
|a small wingless jumping insect which feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite, including plague and myxomatosis.
|A small wingless jumping insect which feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite, including plague and myxomatosis.
Fleas are small flightless insects that form the order Siphonaptera. As external parasites of mammals and birds, they live by consuming the blood of their hosts. Adults are up to about 3 mm (0.12 in) long and usually brown. Bodies flattened sideways enable them to move through their host's fur or feathers; strong claws prevent them from being dislodged. They lack wings, and have mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood and hind legs adapted for jumping. The latter enable them to leap a distance of some 50 times their body length, a feat second only to jumps made by froghoppers. Larvae are worm-like with no limbs; they have chewing mouthparts and feed on organic debris.
* Over 2,500 species of fleas have been described worldwide. The Siphonaptera are most closely related to the snow scorpionflies (Boreidae), placing them within the endopterygote insect order Mecoptera.
* Fleas arose in the early Cretaceous, most likely as ectoparasites of mammals, before moving on to other gro