Checklist of fleas (Order Siphonaptera, Class Hexapoda, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 February 2011)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's fleas. In addition to the entries below, Procter (1946) reported several collections that were identified only to the genus level. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Dolichopsyllidae Orchopeas leucopus Baker ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)
Dolichopsyllidae Opisodasys enoplus
[see note 1 below]
Roths ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)
Dolichopsyllidae Opisodasys vesperalis
[see note 1 below]
Jordan ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)
Ischnopsyllidae Myodopsylla ensignis
[see note 1 below]
Roths ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)
Pulicidae Ctenocephalides canis Curtis ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)
Pulicidae Ctenocephalides felis Bouché ? Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 438.)


Note:
   1. Procter (1946) added a question mark after this entry.

Source:
   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.