A new species of the genus Hoplopleura Enderlein, 1904 (Phthiraptera, Hoplopleuridae), parasitic on Chelemys macronyx vestitus (Thomas, 1903) (Rodentia, Cricetidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:Ddel Carmen Castro, Cicchino, A. Conrado, González, A., Machel, E. Mandes
Journal:Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, São Paulo
Pagination:159 - 164
Date Published:1996

The new species Hoplopleura chelemydis was descriled based on specimens collected on Chelemys macronyx vestitus (Thomas, 1903 ) from Rio Pucara, Lago Lacar, Neuquen province, Argentina. Descriptions involve male and female features, the three nymphal instar, external architecture of the egg and sites of oviposition, providing differences with its close relative H. ingens Castro, 1982 and H. neotomydis Castro et al., 1995.

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