Flea & Bedbug Amal Almuhanna 2012 Bed bugs

Flea & Bedbug Amal Almuhanna 2012 Bed bugs

Flea & Bedbug Amal Almuhanna 2012 Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) Bedbugs

are parasi tic insects that feed on blood and prefer human blood, but will also feed on chickens and other

animals. Feeds on humans when they are sleeping or sitting Scientific classification Kingdom:- Animalia

Phylum:Arthropoda Class:- Insecta Order:- Hemiptera Suborder:Heteroptera Family:- Cimicidae

ex: Cimex Cimex lectularius Life cycle of bed bug

Life cycle Photograph of bed bugs mating Life cycle

Bedbug Nymph of bedbug Bedbug bites on human

Dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) Is a species of flea (Siphonaptera) that lives primarily on the blood of dogs. The dog flea is troublesome

because it can spread Dipylidium caninum. Although they feed on the blood of dogs and cats, they sometimes bite humans. They can live without food for several months, but females

must have a blood meal before they can produce eggs. Scientific classification Kingdom:- Animalia Phylum:- Arthropoda Class:- Insecta Order:- Siphonaptera

Family:- Pulicidae Genus:- Ctenocephalides Ctenocephalides canis

Life cycle Under microscope Female(top)& male(below)

Head front Female Male Rat Fleas

The rat flea is a minute parasite that feeds on the blood of rodents. They are known carriers of a

variety of diseases and are considered the cause for the spread of the bubonic plague. Infection is transmitted after a flea feeds from an infected rodent and then bites a human.

Through biting, rats also transmit the diseases carried by rat fleas. Scientific classification

Kingdom:- Animalia Phylum:- Arthropoda

Class:- Insecta Order:- Siphonaptera Family:- Pulicidae Genus:- Xenopsylla Xenopsylla cheopis Rat Flea)

(Oriental Life cycle Life cycle Xenopsylla cheopis (Oriental Rat Flea)

Cat flea The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is one of the most abundant and widespread species of flea on Earth.

The cat flea is a small, sucking, insect of the order Siphonoptera. The cat flea's primary host is the domestic cat, but the cat flea is also the primary flea infesting dogs in most of the world.

The cat flea can also maintain its life cycle on other carnivores and on omnivores. Scientific classification Kingdom:-

Animalia Phylum:Arthropoda Class:- Insecta Order:Siphonaptera Family:Pulicidae Genus:-

Life cycle Life cycle Ctenocephalides felis Human flea

The human flea, Pulex irritans, is a cosmopolitan flea species. This species bites many

species of mammals and birds, including domesticated ones. Human blood is the preferred food of Pulex irritans, but it will feed on other mammals.

Scientific classification Kingdom:- Animalia Phylum:Arthropoda Class:- Insecta

Order:Siphonaptera Family:- Pulicidae Genus:- Pulex Life cycle Pulex irritans

Abdomen of female Female Head side

Male Pulex irritans

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