Fleas are dark brown wingless insects that hop from one point to another.
They attack a wide range of domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, chickens and rabbits. It is from these animals that they attack man.
Fleas do not fly. They use their hind pair of limbs for jumping up to a height of 8 inches.
Their bodies are laterally compressed allowing them to move with ease through the hair or fur of hosts body
Size : 1/12 inches to 1/6 inches
Shape : laterally compressed
Color : Dark, reddish brown
Legs : 6
Wings : No
Antenna : Yes
Common Name : Flea
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Siphonaptera
Family : Pulicidae
Species : Ctenocephalides fellis
Diet : Their mouthparts are adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood of various warm blooded animals, which they feed on exclusively. Their larvae on the other hand feed on organic matter or faeces of adults.