Common Identifying Characteristics on the Abdomen of the Flea

Common Identifying Characteristics on the Abdomen of the Flea

Common Identifying Characteristics on the Abdomen of the Flea

This illustration shows some common identifying characteristics found on the abdomen of the flea.

Identifying abdominal structures include the number of rows of tergal bristles, and number of antepygidial bristles; in females, the shape of the spermatheca and 7th sternal segment, in males, it’s the shape of certain structures in the terminal segment.