Definition of Order siphonaptera

1. Noun. Fleas.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Siphonaptera

order Santalales
order Sapindales
order Saprolegniales
order Sarcosporidia
order Sarraceniales
order Saurischia
order Sauropterygia
order Scandentia
order Sclerodermatales
order Scleroparei
order Scorpionida
order Scrophulariales
order Secotiales
order Selaginellales
order Siluriformes
order Siphonaptera
order Siphonophora
order Sirenia
order Solenichthyes
order Solenogastres
order Spatangoida
order Sphaeriales
order Sphaerocarpales
order Sphagnales
order Sphenisciformes
order Spirochaetales
order Squamata
order Stegocephalia
order Stereospondyli
order Stomatopoda

Literary usage of Order siphonaptera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... FLEAS (order siphonaptera.) The insects of this order, comprising all of the true fleas, are all contained in a single family, the Pulicidae. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Order: Siphonaptera. Mandibles fused into a piercer ; first maxillae developed as piercers; palps of both pairs of maxillae present; hypopharynx wanting. ..."

3. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"In 8 to 10 days after fertilization the female deposits the larva. ORDER SIPHONAPTERA (FLEAS) Pulicidae (Fleas}.—(Consult Farmers' Bull. 897, US Dep. ..."

4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"order siphonaptera, — Fleas, — piercing mouth parts closely related to second subtype ; complex metamorphosis. ..."

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