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The Fleas (Siphonaptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark

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Series: Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica Volume: 41

By: Gunvor Brinck-Lindroth and Frans GAM Smit

185 pages, line drawings, photo plate

E J Brill

Hardback | Jun 2007 | #162007 | ISBN-13: 9789004151512
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NHBS Price: £154.00 $202/€175 approx

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First comprehensive account of the flea fauna of Fennoscandia and Denmark. 89 species/subspecies are treated, of which 69 have been found in the region.

Includes an overview of the the earliest literature and a more detailed account of the Scandinavian literature up to the present. Other chapters deal with flea-host associations, life history, medical importance, morphology, collecting/preservation of fleas and a flea-host index.

The systematic part, illustrated with Frans Smit's outstanding line drawings, provides identification keys to adult fleas from family to subspecies. For each species/subspecies, relevant information on synonymy, identification, distribution, host relations and biology is given. Includes a summary of distribution.

...another very fine and beautifully produced volume. I am sure that this book will be enormously useful for flea workers .... Frans Smit's illustrations are stunning. - Adrian Pont

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