Cyanocompsa cyanoides (Lafresnaye)

Č, Ř Á, 2007, Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) from buntings, cardinals and tanagers (Passeriformes: Emberizidae, Cardinalidae, Thraupidae) from Costa Rica, with descriptions of two new species of the genus Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae), Zootaxa 1631, pp. 57-68 : 61

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179415

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6250431

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A4AC07-FF94-FFEE-FF31-E8DCFB3E84AC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cyanocompsa cyanoides (Lafresnaye)
status

 

Host: Cyanocompsa cyanoides (Lafresnaye) – Blue-black Grosbeak

One chewing lice species was found on this host:

Myrsidea sp. 1

Material studied. 3 males and 2 nymphs ex Cyanocompsa cyanoides , COSTA RICA: Hitoy Cerere BR, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 40 ’N, 85 °05’W), 19–25 August 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll. Deposited in INBio –O. Sychra CR61, 2 nymphs ex C. cyanoides, Barbilla NP, Provincia Limỏn (9 ° 59 ’N, 85 ° 27 ’W), 2 September 2004, Literák, Č apek & Havlίček coll. Deposited in INBio – O. Sychra CR 61.

Remarks. Unlike Myrsidea poliogasteri , Myrsidea sp. 1 from C. cyanoides is characterised by a welldefined median gap in the rows of tergal setae. Our specimens are practically inseparable from that of M. zonotriciae Price & Dalgleish 2007 described from Zonotrichia capensis ( Emberizidae ). Unfortunately, having no female specimens is insufficient for an adequate confirming Myrsidea sp. 1 either as a different new species or a new host-louse association for M. zonotriciae . Four of 12 birds examined were parasitised by Myrsidea sp. 1. This is the first record of chewing lice from Cyanocompsa cyanoides .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Cardinalidae

Genus

Cyanocompsa