Foxella ignota (Baker)

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: 6

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5185201

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE4F8799-893B-EF22-FF41-D27FAB74F9A4

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Foxella ignota (Baker)
status

 

Foxella ignota (Baker)  

Type host: unknown, from Story Co., Iowa.

Deposition, host records, and locality: HWML 101694, 101695, and 101696, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101701, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101709 and 101710, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92037, 101739, 101740, 101741, 101742, 101743, and 101744, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101753, 101754, and 101755, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101769 and 101770, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101771, 101772, 101773, 101774, 101775, 101776, 101777, 101778, 101779, 101780, 101781, 101782, 101783, and 101784, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013.

Remarks: This flea is primarily an ectoparasite of the pocket gopher genera, Geomys   and Thomomys   . Although Fox (1940) indicated that Ctenophthalmus pseudagyrtes Baker   was the most common flea from gophers in the eastern United States, he noted that F. ignota   was very common on these hosts in the western states. Holdenried & Morlan (1956) reported heavy infections of F. ignota   on pocket gophers in northern New Mexico. McAllister et al. (2013) reported F. ignota   from G. lutescens   in northwestern Oklahoma. At CPBS, F. ignota   was the only flea collected from G. lutescens   .

HWML

Howard W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology