Circadian rhythm of cat flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) locomotion unaffected by ultrasound

J Econ Entomol. 1989 Apr;82(2):516-8. doi: 10.1093/jee/82.2.516.


Cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché), had a circadian rhythm of locomotion that peaked during the last 2 h of the photophase and declined to a lower level that was maintained throughout the scotophase. Activity was lowest during the first 8 h of photophase. The circadian rhythm of these fleas was not affected by an ultrasonic pest control device.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Circadian Rhythm*
  • Movement
  • Siphonaptera / physiology*
  • Ultrasonics*