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

Author(s):Jonathan E. Ortega-Palomares, Hector G. Nuñez-Palenius, Ana M. Cruz-Avalos, Aarón A. Hernández-Rangel, Roberto Lezama-Gutiérrez, César A. Angel-Sahagún

ABSTRACT

C. canis flea collected from dog.
C. canis flea collected from dog.

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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Journal: Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine
DOI: 10.4236/ojvm.2014.412034 (PDF)
Paper Id: 52026 (metadata)

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