Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Una nueva especie de Hoplopleura (Phthiraptera, Anoplura) parásita de tres especies de Bibimys (Muridae, Sigmodontinae, Rodentia)

del Carmen Castro, DoloresGonzalez, Alda

A new species Hoplopleura massoiai is described, based on specimens collected on three species of Bibimys Massoia, 1979: B. torresi Massoia, 1979, B. chacoensis (Shamel, 1931) and B. labiosus (Winge, 1887), from Chaco, Misiones and Buenos Aires provinces, Argentina. Male, female, first nymphal instar, external architecture of eggs and sites of oviposition are described, providing differences with its close relative Hoplopleura scapteromydis Ronderos, 1965; comments on distribution of the new species on its hosts are done.

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