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Article Title

Bat Fleas (Siphonaptera: Ischnopsyllidae) of California

Volume

82

Issue

3

First Page

103

Last Page

114

Abstract

Bat fleas (Siphonaptera: Ischnopsyllidae) of California by G. E. Haas, A. J. Beck, and P. Q. Tomich. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci., 82(3): 103-114, 1983. A key is given for Sternopsylla distincta texana, Nycteridopsylla vancouverensis, Myodopsylla palposa, M. collinsi, and M. gentilis; synonymy is given. Additional records total two, seven, 27, eight, and 52, respectively. Maps show M. gentilis has the widest distribution. Associations with 1 2 species of bats are tabulated; S. d. texana preferred molossids; N. vancouverensis, Myotis californicus; Myodopsylla palposa, Antrozous pallidus; Myodopsylla collinsi, Myotis lucifugus; and Myodopsylla gentilis, Myotis yumanensis. Myodopsylla gentilis had the most records (61), specimens collected (459), and the highest average per bat examined (3.0).