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Author(s): Szabó, I.
Title: Data to the Siphonaptera fauna of Sopron and its environment, West Hungary
Title: Adatok Sopron és környéke Siphonaptera-faunájához
Year: 1972
Volume: 5
Pages: 329-348.

Abstract: The author collected fleas in the environs of Sopron, W Hungary, on three occasions: in the summer of 1970, and in the spring and autumn of 1971. On the basis of nearly 500 flea specimens, collected from 306 mammals trapped during an 18 days field work, and deriving also from bats and squirrels captured previously, a good survey could be obtained of the siphonapterous fauna of the region. The host mammals originate from three localities each near the Tómalom-Basin, E of Sopron, and the wooded hills W of Sopron. The pedological, vegetation and meteorological conditions of the localities are discussed in detail. There occur 16 flea species on the 14 host species; of the former ones Malareus arvicolae Ioff has first been recorded for the fauna of Hungary. Tables 1, 2, 3 show the rate of infection by fleas of host species collected in more than ten specimens, the regional distribution of the infection, and the incidence of the flea species over the collecting seasons. There are some indications of both host specificity and flea species co-inhabiting the same host. The most common findings of co-inhabition by two flea species are illustred in Table 4.

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Népművelési Propaganda Iroda, Budapest
Editor(s): Holló, F., Harsányi, L., K. Murai, É., Thoma, A. & Nemes, I.