Origin of sand flea
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for sand flea
Thus it is seen why the sand-flea cannot deposit its eggs as do the rest of the family.
This sand-flea is a small affair,—not the sand-flea, or chigre, of science—but a genuine flea.Company G
A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
Mr Masterman makes some interesting remarks on the chigo, or sand-flea (Pulex penetrans).
The tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans) infests several districts; the sand-flea has been imported from the west coast.
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