Buphagoecus husaini ( Ansari, 1968 )

Bush, Sarah E., 2017, Morphological revision of the hyperdiverse Brueelia - complex (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) with new taxa, checklists and generic key, Zootaxa 4313 (1), pp. 1-443: 259-262

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Buphagoecus husaini ( Ansari, 1968 )
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Buphagoecus husaini ( Ansari, 1968) 

( Figs 427–433View FIGURES 427 – 428View FIGURES 429 – 430View FIGURES 431 – 436)

Sturnidoecus husaini husaini Ansari, 1968: 6  .

Sturnidoecus husaini Ansari, 1968  ; Price et al. 2003: 242.

Type host. Buphagus africanus africanus Linnaeus, 1766  —yellow-billed oxpecker. Type locality. Isiolo, Kenya.

Description. Both sexes. Head shape, structure, and chaetotaxy as in genus description and Fig. 429View FIGURES 429 – 430. Preantennal nodi slender. Coni broad and short, not reaching distal margin of scapes. Preocular nodi broad. Postocular nodi moderate, rounded. Gular plate triangular. Thoracic and abdominal segments as in genus description and Figs 427– 428View FIGURES 427 – 428; ppss reach to or beyond posterior margin of pterothorax. Tergopleurites II –VIII translucent in large area surrounding spiracle opening. Sternal plates moderately pigmented. Pleurites only consistently visible in segments II –IV, very slender, with large, triangular, translucent re-entrant heads.

Male. Pteronotum with 9 mms on each side ( Fig. 427View FIGURES 427 – 428). Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 2 and Fig. 427View FIGURES 427 – 428. Tergopleurites irregularly triangular, widely separated medianly. Subgenital plate rounded trapezoidal, not reaching posterior margin of abdomen. Basal apodeme distinct ( Fig. 431View FIGURES 431 – 436), lateral margins roughly parallel, but bulging proximally. Distal fifth of basal apodeme with large, angular lateral extension. Proximal mesosome broad, bilobed. Distal mesosome unlike other genera treated here, with large, roughly trapezoidal distal plate and triangular median sclerites. Gonopore ( Fig. 432View FIGURES 431 – 436) extended proximally, slender, open distally; 5 minute setae on each side of distal mesosome ( Fig. 432View FIGURES 431 – 436). Parameral heads ( Fig. 433View FIGURES 431 – 436) narrowly triangular. Parameral blades angular, broad; pst1–2 as in genus description. Measurements ex Buphagus africanus africanus  (n = 2 except n = 1 for TL): TL = 1.67; HL = 0.51–0.52; HW = 0.45–0.49; PRW = 0.27–0.30; PTW = 0.42–0.48; AW = 0.68–0.73.

Female. Pteronotum with 8 mms on each side ( Fig. 428View FIGURES 427 – 428). Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 2 and Fig. 428View FIGURES 427 – 428. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 430View FIGURES 429 – 430) slenderly triangular, with very concave lateral margins, flaring distally into cross-piece. Vulval margin gently rounded ( Fig. 430View FIGURES 429 – 430) with 3–5 slender vms on each side, and 11–12 thorn-like vss anterior to cross-piece on each side; 6 vos on each side; distal 2 vos separated from proximal 4, but median to vss. Measurements ex Buphagus africanus africanus  (n = 2): TL = 1.82–2.07; HL = 0.51–0.54; HW = 0.49–0.51; PRW = 0.28–0.30; PTW = 0.42–0.47; AW = 0.73–0.74.

Type material. Ex Buphagus africanus africanus  : Holotype ♂, Isiolo, Kenya, Jan. 1956, R. Meinertzhagen, 20442 ( NHMLAbout NHML)  . Paratypes: 1♂, 1♀, same data as holotype ( NHMLAbout NHML)  .

Additional material examined (non-types)

Ex Buphagus africanus africanus  : 1♂, 2♀, Kenya, Apr. 1949, R. Meinertzhagen, 18902 ( NHMLAbout NHML). 

Remarks. Ansari (1968) stated that Sturnidoecus husaini husaini  could be separated from St. husaini prominens  by the male genitalia, but did not illustrate these features for either species. We have included illustrations of the male genitalia of both Bo. husaini  and Bo. prominens  ( Figs 431–436View FIGURES 431 – 436), which are sufficiently different to reject Price’s et al. (2003) synonymisation of the two subspecies, and treat them both as a separate species. Material of Bo. prominens  available to us is mostly poorly mounted, preventing a complete illustration of this species. Buphagoecus husaini, Bo. prominens  and all other Sturnidoecus  species described by Ansari (1968) were not listed by Ledger (1980), despite having been published 12 years earlier.

NHML

Natural History Museum, Tripoli

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Buphagoecus

Loc

Buphagoecus husaini ( Ansari, 1968 )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Sturnidoecus husaini

Price 2003: 242
2003
Loc

Sturnidoecus husaini husaini Ansari, 1968 : 6

Ansari 1968: 6