Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A notable genus of insects, typical of the Pulicidæ, or flea family. They lead a semi-parasitic life upon man and other animals. The larvæ feed on refuse, and are slender and whitish. Many species are known. P. irritans is the common flea which infests man. P. canis is found upon the cat and the dog. See cut under
- n. [lowercase] A flea, or some similar creature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See flea.
- n. type genus of the Pulicidae
“250 The idea would readily occur in Egypt where the pulex is still a plague although the Sultan is said to hold his court at Tiberias.”
“Mesocosm studies by Beisner et al. , which investigated the influence of increasing temperature and food chain length on plankton predator – prey dynamics, showed that the predator – prey system is destabilized at higher temperatures (i.e., the macrozooplankton herbivore Daphnia pulex always became extinct), irrespective of the complexity of the food web (i.e., whether a two - or three-level food web was involved).”
“The water flea Daphnia pulex monitors chemical traces of predators as it develops.”
“In 75 years, this new lineage has become dominant despite the presence of resting native egg banks and competition from native D. pulex and ten additional daphnid species.”
“The waterflea Daphnia pulex, common to eutrophic, or nutrient-rich, freshwater systems.”
“A single American lineage of D. pulex replaced a diverse assemblage of genotypes in Africa.”
“French, literally, flea, from Old French pulce, from Latin pulic-, pulex — more at psylla”
“And, if the establishment be simple, it is also neat and clean: we never suffered from the cimex and pulex of which”
“Such small creatures as _Daphnia pulex_, _Cyclops quadricornis_ and”
“A German fish culturist has recently recommended keeping a stock of fresh-water shrimps (_Gammarus pulex_) in the hatching trays and rearing boxes.”
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