213, 214. CAT FLEA, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche). All stages can be collected and stored in alcohol. Eggs can be collected by sweeping the ground around an infested animal. These eggs and the debris (fecal material – dried blood) collected with it can be kept in a jar to allow larvae to develop. Dead adults can also be glued on a card point and mounted on an insect pin. Adult specimens can be obtained from infested hosts using a fine tined comb or they can be attracted to a light hung just above a pan of water or card covered with a sticky material. These collection devices, marketed to control fleas, are commercially available.

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