Beringian Hare Flea

Euhoplopsyllus glacialis

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Beringian Hare Flea
Scientific Name: 
Euhoplopsyllus glacialis
Taxonomy
Group: 
Flea
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Siphonaptera
Family: 
Pulicidae
References: 
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
This flea is a parasite of snowshoe hare (Lepus townsendii). Records are mostly from northern NT and Slave Lake, but the range of its host extends though the entire territory. Since this flea is also found in YT and AK, it is not unreasonable to expect the range of this flea in the territory to be much greater than currently known. Additional collecting effort is needed before an accurate rank can be assigned to this species
Decision Process Description: 
Draft ranks by T.D. Galloway (2017) based on literature and expert opinion.
Last Updated: 
September 28, 2017

References

NWT Known Subspecies

Holland, G.P. (1985) The Fleas of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Siphonaptera). THe Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 117 (S130) 3-632 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/memoirs-of-the-entomological-society-of-canada/article/fleas-of-canada-alaska-and-greenland-siphonaptera/C2E3C1FD38BA7A1876F404EAD081D614 - A2017001 Return

Taxonomy

  • Holland, G.P. (1985) The Fleas of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Siphonaptera). THe Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 117 (S130) 3-632 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/memoirs-of-the-entomological-society-of-canada/article/fleas-of-canada-alaska-and-greenland-siphonaptera/C2E3C1FD38BA7A1876F404EAD081D614 - A2017001 Return