A NOTE ON THE OCCURRENCE OF SQUIRREL FLEA (DIMANUS MONTANUS) IN PUDUCHERRY (U.T.) INDIA
Journal: Asian Pacific Journal of Microbiology Research (AJMR)
Author: Vimalraj P.G, Sreekrishnan S, Latchumikanthan A, Abdul Salam D
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Examination of flea collected from a young three-stripped palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) from the backyard showed moving, dark brown with varying sizes around eight numbers and on further microscopic examination revealed the occurrence of Diamanus montanus commonly called as “Squirrel Flea”. This publication will focus on Diamanus montanus, which is very rarely recorded and preferentially infest rodents.