A new species of Tunga perforating the osteoderms of its armadillo host in Argentina and redescription of the male of Tunga terasma.

@article{Ezquiaga2015ANS,
  title={A new species of Tunga perforating the osteoderms of its armadillo host in Argentina and redescription of the male of Tunga terasma.},
  author={M C Ezquiaga and Pedro Marcos Linardi and Daniel Moreira de Avelar and M Lareschi},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          196-204
        }
}
A new species of Tunga (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) collected from armadillos in Argentina is described. The new species is characterized by large and pigmented eyes, the presence of two bristles on antennal segment II, two bristles at the base of the maxilla, and a discoid neosome compressed anteroposteriorly. The gravid female is located in the carapace of the host, perforating the osteoderms. The new species resembles Tunga penetrans and Tunga terasma in general appearance. However, it differs… CONTINUE READING

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