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1 July 2013 A New Species of Tunga (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) Parasitizing Cattle from Brazil
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Tunga hexalobulata (Siphonaptera: Tungidae), new species of tungid sand flea belonging to the penetrans group, is described with illustrations of adult female parasitizing Bos indicus (L., 1758) from Brazil. It differs from the 12 other known species of Tunginae by the presence of six anterior humps in the neosome. It also can be differentiated from other species of the penetrans group by lesser size of the neosome, presence of three posterodorsally bristles in antennal segment II, and the extension of the posterior arm of the preoral internal sclerotization.

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Daniel M. De Avelar, Elias J. Facury Filho, and Pedro M. Linardi "A New Species of Tunga (Siphonaptera: Tungidae) Parasitizing Cattle from Brazil," Journal of Medical Entomology 50(4), (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME12221
Received: 2 October 2012; Accepted: 1 February 2013; Published: 1 July 2013
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