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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2
In-vitro studies on biology of Ctenocephalides orientis fleas infesting sheep and goat

Ashwini MS, Puttalakshmamma GC, Mamatha GS, Chandra Naik BM and Thimmareddy PM

An in-vitro rearing of Ctenocephalides orientis was carried out to study the complete biology under laboratory conditions of 25 ± 2 oC temperature and relative humidity of 72 ± 2 percent. Holometabola type of lifecycle was observed in C. orientis and completed its life cycle in 31.5 ± 13.5 days from eggs to emergence of adults. The eggs were hatched in 3 ± 1 days, each larval instar took 5 ± 1 days to moult to the next stage, pre-pupal stages were formed in next 4 ± 3 days, development of pre-pupal to pupal stage completed in 2.5 ± 1.5 days and adult fleas emerged from pupal stage in next 10 ± 5 days. When the pre-pupa within the cocoon was disturbed by external factors like handling, they exited from the cocoon and developed into naked pupae. Newly emerged and fed C. orientis survived for a period of 6.5 ± 3.5 days and 24 ± 1 hrs without blood meal respectively.
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How to cite this article:
Ashwini MS, Puttalakshmamma GC, Mamatha GS, Chandra Naik BM, Thimmareddy PM. In-vitro studies on biology of Ctenocephalides orientis fleas infesting sheep and goat. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):339-342.
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