A new species of the genus Hoplopleura Enderlein, 1904 (Phthiraptera, Hoplopleuridae), parasitic on Neotomys ebriosus vulturnus Thomas, 1921 (Rodentia, Cricetidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:Ddel Carmen Castro, González, A., Cicchino, A. Conrado
Journal:Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, São Paulo
Pagination:839 - 848
Date Published:1995

The new species Hoplopleura neotomydis is described based on specimens collected on Neotomys ebriosus vulturnus Thomas, 1921 at Sierra de Zenta, Jujuy Province, Argentina. Descriptions include male and female features, the three nymphal instars, extemal architecture of the egg and sites of oviposition, providing differences with its close relative Hoplopleura ingens Castro, 1982. Comments on distribution of these two species on their hosts and a key to the species of the Hoplopleura travassosi species-group found in Argentina are also given.

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