Host-finding behaviour of the rabbit flea, Spilopsyllus cuniculi with special reference to the significance of urine as an attractant

ArticleinParasitology 61(03):397 - 409 · November 1970
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    The attractants are contained in urine and not in faeces, and are not restricted to the urine of rabbits or even of lagomorphs. Strong attraction was obtained towards hare and rat urines, and a low degree of attraction towards dog and human urine. Concentrated homogenates of rabbit anal glands gave low attraction.(Received January 01 1970)(Revised April 22 1970)