Flea species (Insecta, Siphonaptera) from the Faroe Islands

Jens Kjeld Jensen, Eydfinn Magnussen

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The current investigation specifies the occurrence of four flea species living in the Faroe Islands: Ceratophyllus garei (Rothschild, 1902), Dasypsyllus gallinulae gallinulae (Dale, 1878), Leptopsylla segnis (Schönherr, 1811) and Ctenophthalmus nobilis (Rothschild, 1902). One of these species, C. garei, has never been reported in the Faroe Islands before. In addition, the flea species that have been reported in the Faroe Islands during the years 1929 to 2016 are listed. In total eleven species have been found. However, one of them, Pulex irritans (Linnaeus, 1758), has probably disappeared again.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalNorwegian Journal of Entomology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Faroe Islands
  • Fleas
  • New species
  • Occurrence
  • Siphonaptera


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