This glossary on fleas is sorted in alphabetical order. It will be enriched progressively. A link can be proposed to an illustration of the described word. Your propositions to correct or enrich this lexic are welcome !
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Bulga : basal part of the spermatheca, generally wider than the hilla.
Clasper : the modified tergum IX of the male, serving as a clasping organ during copulation. It is a very important organ for distinguishing the different species.
Hilla : terminal part of the spermatheca, generally thiner than the bulga.
Spermatheca : the sperm receptacle of the female mainly consisting of two parts the hilla and the bulga. It is a very important organ for distinguishing the different species.
If you are deeply interested in fleas, I recommand you the following books :
An Illustrated catalogue of the ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION OF FLEAS (SIPHONAPTERA) in the British Museum. Volume I. TUNGIDAE AND PULICIDAE.
Les puces (Siphonaptera) de France et du Bassin méditerranéen occidental