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UK Flea Atlas Published

UK Flea Atlas Published

By Paula Leflug

A new atlas, published this week, has mapped the distribution of the 60 species of flea found in Britain and Ireland.

The atlas is the result of 59 years of work by former World War Two fighter pilot and science teacher, Bob George from Bournemouth, UK.

Mr George, 86, has painstakingly studied the fleas on everything from voles to bat poo since first becoming interested in the jumpy little