The published information on the biology and distribution of fleas is extensive. The bibliographies by Jellison and Good (1942), Jelli-son et al. (1953), and Jellison and Glesne (1967), and the reviews by Jellison (1959), Rothschild (1975), and Rust and Dryden (1997) are helpful. Flea News is a biannual newsletter and bibliography devoted to Siphonaptera. Itis compiled byRobertE. Lewis and distributed free at:

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Jellison, W. L., B. Locher, and R. F. Bacon. Index to the Literature of Siphonaptera of North America (suppl. 1). Hamilton, Montana: Rocky Mountain Laboratory, 1953. Rothschild, M. Recent advances in our knowledge of the order

Siphonaptera. Annu. Rev. Entomol., 20 (1975), 241-59. Rust, M. K. and M. W. Dryden. The biology, ecology, and management of the cat flea. Annu. Rev. Entomol., 42 (1997), 451-73.


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Bacot, A. W. and C. J. Martin. Observations on the mechanism of the transmission of plague by fleas. J. Hyg., 13 (Suppl. 3), (1914),

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