Identifying Morphologic Structures of an Adult Female Flea

Identifying Morphologic Structures of an Adult Female Flea

Identifying Morphologic Structures of an Adult Female Flea

This illustration shows the identifying morphologic structures of an adult female flea.

Female fleas may be recognized by the presence of a spermatheca, which after mating, functions as a sperm storage receptacle. The characteristics of the spermatheca vary, i.e. size, shape and pigmentation, from specie to specie.