Siphonaptera and Phthiraptera Recording Scheme
Taxonomic Group (English)
Fleas and Lice
Taxonomic Group (Scientific)
Siphonaptera and Phthiraptera
About the scheme
This recording scheme covers two fascinating groups of insects with parasitic lifestyles with important medical and veterinary links.
A key to fleas by Amoret P. Whitaker (2007) is available from the Field Studies Council. There are no recent guides to lice.
Records of these insects can be added to iRecord, or sent direct to the scheme. It is rarely possible to identify species from photos in these groups, and specimens can be sent to the scheme organiser - please email first to arrange this.
Record Cards / Digital Recording Form
|Atlas of the fleas (Siphonaptera) of Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury .(2008)|
|(2019) State of nature 2019. , State of Nature Partnership, ,|
|(2022) ROBITT: A tool for assessing the risk-of-bias in studies of temporal trends in ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, n/a,|