Hoplopleura hesperomydis (Osborn)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 33-34

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFEF-FFCA-FF3B-58EFFCDAFDBA

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scientific name

Hoplopleura hesperomydis (Osborn)
status

 

Hoplopleura hesperomydis (Osborn) 

Ex Ochrotomys nuttalli  (golden mouse): TN, Sevier Co., near Cosby, D. W. Linzey, 1964–1966 ( Linzey 1968, Linzey & Linzey 1968, Durden et al. 1997 a).

Ex Peromyscus leucopus  (white­footed mouse): 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Twin Creeks, 11 Mar. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 2987.

Ex Peromyscus maniculatus  (deer mouse): 1 M, 5 F, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Knob, 20 Nov. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3037; 1 F, TN, Cocke Co., Rabbit Creek, 17 Feb. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3043; TN, Sevier Co., Alum Cave Bluff Trail, Oct. 1953, P. T. Johnson, M. L. Morrow & G. Rust ( Durden et al. 1997 a); TN, Sevier Co., Moss Forest, Oct. 1953, P. T. Johnson, M. L. Morrow & G. Rust ( Durden et al. 1997 a); 4 M, 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Roaring Fork Creek, 19 Feb. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 2999.

This louse has been recorded across much of North America and Mexico as a parasite of Peromyscus  spp. and Ochrotomys nuttalli ( Durden & Musser 1994)  . Hoplopleura hesperomydis  appears to be fairly common on these rodents in the Park.

Hoplopleura hirsuta Ferris 

Ex Sigmodon hispidus  (cotton rat): 1 L, TN, Sevier Co., near Wear Cove, 9 Dec. 1991, Collector unknown.

Hoplopleura hirsuta  is an ectoparasite of Sigmodon  spp. in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions ( Durden & Musser 1994).

Hoplopleura sciuricola Ferris 

Ex Sciurus carolinensis  (gray squirrel): 1 F, NC, Swain Co., Cherokee, Sep. 2000, K. Walters, L­ 3008; 1 F, 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Sugarlands on US 441, 19 Dec. 2005, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3329.

Ex Tamiasciurus hudsonicus  (red squirrel): GSMNP, 20 Sep. 1936, E. V. Komarek ( Durden et al. 1997 a).

This tree squirrel­associated sucking louse is widely distributed in North, Central, and South America ( Durden & Musser 1994). Durden et al. (1997 a) reported H. sciuricola  from Tennessee and the GSMNP. This louse has been implicated in the transmission of Rickettsia prowazekii  , the agent of epidemic typhus ( Bozeman et al., 1981). In addition an undescribed genotype of Bartonella  was detected in this louse (Durden et al. 2004).

Hoplopleura trispinosa Kellogg & Ferris 

Ex Glaucomys volans  (southern flying squirrel): 3 F, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Knob, 20 Oct. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3036.

This louse parasitizes both northern and southern flying squirrels across much of North America including Tennessee ( Kim et al. 1986, Durden & Musser 1994, Durden et al. 1997 a). Our collection is the first recorded for this louse from North Carolina  and the GSMNP.

GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Hoplopleuridae

Genus

Hoplopleura

Loc

Hoplopleura hesperomydis (Osborn)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M. 2007
2007
Loc

Ochrotomys nuttalli (

Durden & Musser 1994
1994