Pulex irritans has been found all over the world except for the Arctic. This species likely originated in Central or South America, but thrives in temperate climates.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Introduced ); oriental (Introduced ); ethiopian (Introduced ); neotropical (Native ); australian (Introduced ); oceanic islands (Introduced )
Other Geographic Terms: cosmopolitan
- Buckland, P., J. Sadler. 1989. A Biogeography of the Human Flea, Pulex irritans L. (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Journal of Biogeography, 16: 115-120. Accessed February 08, 2010 at http://www.jstor.org/stable/2845085.