Common Mouse Flea

Epitedia wenmanni

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Common Mouse Flea
Scientific Name: 
Epitedia wenmanni
Taxonomy
Group: 
Flea
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Siphonaptera
Family: 
Hystrichopsyllidae
References: 
Distribution

Number of Occurrences

NWT SMS: Fort Liard (2019), Fort Resolution (2018)
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
Data deficient. This generalist flea infests many species of small mammals and is among the most widely spread and abundant fleas in North America. The range and number of occurrences are likely a reflection of insufficient collecting effort rather than its true abundance. Though it is at the northern limit of its range in NT, climate change may result in wider distribution. More information is required before an accurate rank can be assigned to this species in NT.
Decision Process Description: 
Draft ranks by T.D. Galloway (2017) based on literature and expert opinion.
Last Updated: 
September 28, 2017

References

Taxonomy

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return