Flea Illustration

Flea Illustration

Flea Illustration

The posterior margin of the metanotum of fleas in the family Ceratophyllidae has spinelets, or tiny pigmented teeth.

Fleas that are members of the family Ceratophyllidae have been shown to be important in the transmission, and perpetuation of plague by acting as vectors in the transmission of Yersinia pestis bacteria amongst wild and domestic rodent hosts.