Pleochaetis exilis

Howell, Lindsey, Jelden, Katelyn, Rácz, Elizabeth, Gardner, Scott L. & Gettinger, Donald, 2016, Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Insecta Mundi 2016 (478), pp. 1-16: 5

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170591

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B7E405E4-1ED7-477F-926E-C8A6FDB7FB1D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE4F8799-893A-EF23-FF41-D35FADD3F967

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Pleochaetis exilis
status

 

Pleochaetis exilis   ( Jordan)

Type host: Onychomys leucogaster   from Powder River and Beaverhead Counties, Montana.

Deposition, host records, and locality: HWML 91991, O. leucogaster   /Grama Grass 2012; HWML 92013, Pm. leucopus   /Station Grounds 2013; HWML 92019, O. leucogaster   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92028, O. leucogaster   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101759, O. leucogaster   /Grama Grass 2013; HWML 101792, 101793, and 92055, O. leucogaster   /Grama Grass 2013.

Remarks: The primary host of P. exilis   is the grasshopper mouse, O. leucogaster   . It was the dominant flea collected from O. leucogaster   in New Mexico, and is thought to be quite specific to the grasshopper mouse ( Pfaffenberger and de Bruin 1986).

HWML

Howard W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology