Ceratophyllus Cer·a·to·phyl·lus (sěr'ə-tō-fĭl'əs, -tŏf'ə-ləs)
A genus of fleas found in temperate climates, including species parasitic to birds and small mammals.
Among the commonest fowl-fleas which bite man are ceratophyllus gallin and C. gallinul.
The European rat-flea (ceratophyllus fasciatus) seems to be quite as readily able to transmit plague as the oriental insect.
Thus, temperature greatly influences the duration of the pupal period, which in ceratophyllus fasciatus averages seventeen days.
Mitzmain has described in detail the act of biting on man, as observed in the squirrel flea, ceratophyllus acutus.
An unwieldy genus (ceratophyllus) comprises many species of different flea.
Nuttall readily transmitted the trypanosomes through the agency of fleas, (ceratophyllus fasciatus and Ctenopthalmus agyrtes).
Dr Dampf introduced a number of common bird-fleas (ceratophyllus gallin) of both sexes to some hairy caterpillars.