Myrsidea pitangi Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005

Kolencik, Stanislav, Sychra, Oldrich, Papousek, Ivo, Kuabara, Kamila M. D., Valim, Michel P. & Literak, Ivan, 2018, New species and additional data on the chewing louse genus Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from wild Neotropical Passeriformes (Aves), Zootaxa 4418 (5), pp. 401-431: 429

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4418.5.1

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scientific name

Myrsidea pitangi Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005
status

 

Myrsidea pitangi Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005 

( Fig. 40View FIGURES 30–40)

Myrsidea pitangi Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005: 6  , figs 4–6.

Type host. Pitangus sulphuratus (Linnaeus, 1766)  — great kiskadee.

Type locality. Tumpuna Rd , Trinidad & Tobago. 

Material examined. Ex Pitangus sulphuratus  : 1♂ Los Tres Gigantes Biological Station in the Paraguayan Pantanal, Paraguay (20°04'S, 50°09'W), 7 September 2012, I. Literak ( MMBCAbout MMBC)GoogleMaps  ; 1♀ Atlántida, Tela , Lancetilla Botanical Garden, Honduras (15°44'N, 87°27'W), 13 August 2014, I. Literak ( MMBCAbout MMBC)GoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Myrsidea pitangi  was known from Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica, and our records are the first from Honduras, Paraguay and Perú. Our specimens differ from the original description of M. pitangi  by setal counts and dimensions, as follows [data from Price et al. (2005) are in parentheses]:

Female (n = 1). Metanotum not enlarged, with 7 (10–11) marginal setae. Tergal setae: I, 8 (10–11); II, 11 (12– 15); V, 11 (13–14); VII, 9 (6–7). Anterior margin of sternal plate II with a medial notch. Sternal setae: III, 34 (25– 31); VII, 19 (13–15); Anal fringe with 41 (42–46) dorsal setae. Dimensions: HL, 0.39 (0.35–0.38); PW, 0.34 (0.35– 0.37); MW, 0.50 (0.53–0.55); AWIV, 0.68 (0.73–0.79); ANW, 0.26 (0.28–0.29); TL, 1.72 (1.76–1.79).

Male (n =1). Tergal setae: I, 7 (8–11). Sternal setae: VII, 18 (15–16); VIII, 9 (7). Genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 40View FIGURES 30–40. Dimensions: PW, 0.30 (0.32–0.34); GSL, 0.12 (about 0.10 long).

MMBC

Moravske Muzeum [Moravian Museum]

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Menoponidae

Genus

Myrsidea

Loc

Myrsidea pitangi Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005

Kolencik, Stanislav, Sychra, Oldrich, Papousek, Ivo, Kuabara, Kamila M. D., Valim, Michel P. & Literak, Ivan 2018
2018
Loc

Myrsidea pitangi

Price, Hellenthal & Dalgleish, 2005 : 6