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MOST text-books on general parasitological subjects include chapters on ectoparasitic insects of economic importance, but until now no comprehensive work of reference has been compiled covering those orders of the Insecta the members of which are exclusively ectoparasitic on birds and mammals. It is true that standard works exist which describe the great majority of known species of the sucking lice and the fleas, but these are beyond the reach of the general entomologist except through the libraries. The recent volume of the “Faune de France” series on ectoparasitic insects serves admirably as a treatise for the consulting entomologist and fills a need which has long been felt by those whose duties include a more casual identification of parasites as distinct from their systematic treatment.

Faune de France

43: Insectes ectoparasites (Mallophages, Anoploures, Siphonaptères). Par Eugène Séguy. (Fédération française des Sociétés de Sciences naturelles: Office central de faunistique.) Pp. 684. (Paris: Paul Lechevalier et fils, 1944.) 800 francs.

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WEBB, J. Faune de France. Nature 157, 425 (1946). https://doi.org/10.1038/157425b0

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