Diamanus montanus Illustration

Diamanus montanus Illustration

Diamanus montanus Illustration

This illustration shows some of the identifying characteristics of the “rock squirrel” flea, Diamanus montanus.

D. montanus, has a very long pair of labial palpi, extending beyond the tip of the trochanter of its first pair of legs. This flea is known to be a plague vector in the United States, associated with rock squirrels, Spermophilus variegatus.