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Title: Fleas Occurring on Mice During the Mouse Population Explosion in the Western Side of Leeward Oahu, Hawaii
Authors: Yang, Pingjun
Oshiro, Sandra
Warashina, Wesley
Keywords: ectoparasites
insect surveys
Mus musculus
Oahu
population density
population growth
Xenopsylla cheopis
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Yang P, Oshiro S, Warashina W. 2008. Fleas occurring on mice during the mouse population explosion in the Western side of leeward Oahu, Hawaii. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 40:77–80.
Abstract: A survey of fleas on mice during the mouse population explosion that occurred in eight communities in the western side of leeward Oahu was carried out in the summer of 2006. A total of 1440 mice were obtained. 305 oriental rat fleas, Xenopsylla cheopis (Rothschild) were recovered from these mice. No significant difference existed for the flea infestation rates, the average number of fleas per mouse (the flea index) and
the average number of fleas per infested mouse among the communities. Overall, the
flea indexes appeared high, indicating that a large number of fleas would be produced
during an increase in mouse populations.
Pages/Duration: 3 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7816
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 40 - December 2008 : Hawaiian Entomological Society



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