Breeding Cycle of the Flea Cediopsylla simplex Is Controlled by Breeding Cycle of Host

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Science  10 Nov 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4061, pp. 625-626
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4061.625


Maturation of female Cediopsylla simplex takes place on the pregnant rabbit and nestlings but not on the estrous doe. If matured fleas are transferred to the estrous doe their ovaries are resorbed.