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Oriental Rat Flea

Xenopsylla cheopis (Rothschild 1903)

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Xenopsylla cheopis (Oriental Rat Flea) is a species of fleas in the family common fleas. They are carnivores. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on saltation to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000370
  • Definition: (Bipedal jumping.) Behavior related to the upward thrust produced by the rapid, simultaneous extension of the hind legs with the intend to rise in the air
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EOL has data for 19 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Oriental rat flea. View this species on GBIF