Mouse Flea Illustration

Mouse Flea Illustration

Mouse Flea Illustration

This illustration shows one of the identifying morphologic characteristics of the “mouse flea”, Leptopsylla segnia.

Leptopsylla segnia has 4 prominent teeth in the genal comb on either side of its head; it also lacks eyes. It is more closely associated with rats of the genus Rattus spp. than with mice. It has been found to be a poor plague vector.