Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Volume 4, Issue 12 (December 2014)

ISSN Print: 2165-3356   ISSN Online: 2165-3364

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Ocurrence of Entomopathogenic Fungus from Flea Ctenocephalides canis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae)

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DOI: 10.4236/ojvm.2014.412034    3,603 Downloads   4,434 Views  Citations


The objective of this study was to isolate entomopathogenic fungus from fleas (Ctenocephalides canis Curtis) collected from Cannis familiaris specimens. From 60 collected fleas, two dead insects presented white mycelia growth on the body surface, changing to a creamy color as time passed; the insects presented a mummified aspect, typical characteristic caused by entomopathogenic fungus. This fungus was identified as Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo-Crivelli) Vuillemin by their mycelia characteristics, macro- and micro-morphology. Up to our knowledge, this is the first report of entomopathogenic fungus isolated from adult C. canis fleas.

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Ortega-Palomares, J. , Nuñez-Palenius, H. , Cruz-Avalos, A. , Hernández-Rangel, A. , Lezama-Gutiérrez, R. and Angel-Sahagún, C. (2014) Ocurrence of Entomopathogenic Fungus from Flea Ctenocephalides canis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 4, 281-285. doi: 10.4236/ojvm.2014.412034.

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