Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals and birds. In the past it was long thought that fleas had evolved from Diptera. It is thanks to their offspring that the specimens of this order are in taxonomic subclass of Pterygotes despite being without wings. However, morphological and genetic studies indicate that fleas are descendants of the family of insect biology are also flightless; Therefore, you may be reclassified in future as a suborder of the order Mecoptera, also in the light of the discovery of Mole tlagu in 2013, a hanging fly resembling a flea in appearance and ability to perform jumps. Among the most common flea species include the Ctenocephalides felis, Ctenocephalides canis, Pulex irritans, xenopsylla Cheopis and Nosopsyllus fasciatus.

The siphonaptera, are an order of small insects neopteros without wings, known popularly as fleas. Them flea are parasites external that live of the blood of them mammals and tend to power run jumps long in proportion to its size, can thus reach easily to new guests, because in their joints produce springs of the protein more elastic known, it resilina, equal that others insects as them lobsters. So popular was his leap that existed the myth of that could jump to 200 times its length, but only can reach to 38 times.

Fleas are an order in the class of insects and belong to the Group of holometabolen insects. Of the approximately 2400 species of fleas are approximately 70 species in Central Europe. The animals include the parasite. You can reach a length of 1.5 to 4.5 millimetres. The largest species is the mole flea, which is parasitizing on the European Mole.

Is known a 1900 species, several of which can transmit diseases different, as the typhus, the plague black or bubonic, or the tapeworms.

The sifonatteri, or whose known commonly as fleas, are an order of wingless insects.

Cat fleas under the microscope


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