Hoplopleura hirsuta

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Hoplopleura hirsuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Anoplura
Family: Hoplopleuridae
Genus: Hoplopleura
Species: H. hirsuta
Binomial name
Hoplopleura hirsuta
Ferris, 1916

Hoplopleura hirsuta is a sucking louse that is known from North, Central, and South America. Its main hosts are cotton rats such as Sigmodon hispidus, Sigmodon ochrognathus, Sigmodon peruanus, and Sigmodon arizonae.[1]


  1. ^ Durden and Musser, 1994, p. 27

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