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1 November 2008 Seasonality and Prevalence Rates of Steinina sp. (Eugregarinorida: Actinocephalidae) in Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) from Dogs Captured in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Daniel M. De Avelar, Pedro M. Linardi
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In total, 1,500 specimens (448 males and 1,052 females) of the flea Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché) (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) were collected over a period of a year from 150 dogs captured by the Centro de Controle de Zoonoses de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Microscopic examination of the dissected fleas revealed that 180 fleas were infected with a species of gregarine that was subsequently identified as a member of the genus Steinina. The relative abundances, prevalence rates, and seasonal variation of the different developmental stages of this endoparasite in C. felis felis were determined. Both gamonts and gametocysts presented significant seasonal variation.

Daniel M. De Avelar and Pedro M. Linardi "Seasonality and Prevalence Rates of Steinina sp. (Eugregarinorida: Actinocephalidae) in Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) from Dogs Captured in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil," Journal of Medical Entomology 45(6), 1139-1142, (1 November 2008). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585(2008)45[1139:SAPROS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 22 June 2007; Accepted: 16 July 2008; Published: 1 November 2008
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KEYWORDS
Ctenocephalides felis felis
dog fleas
endoparasites
gregarines
Steinina sp.
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