Definition of Order siphonaptera
1. Noun. Fleas.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Flea, Family Pulicidae, Pulicidae, Genus Tunga, Tunga, Echidnophaga, Genus Echidnophaga
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Siphonaptera
Literary usage of Order siphonaptera
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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. ..."