Philopterus aenas ( Piaget, 1885 )

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: 321-322

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4313.1.1

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scientific name

Philopterus aenas ( Piaget, 1885 )
status

new combination

Philopterus aenas ( Piaget, 1885)  , new combination

Docophorus aenas Piaget, 1885: 5  .

Sturnidoecus aenas ( Piaget), 1885  ; Hopkins & Clay, 1952: 344.

Type host. Motacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758  —pied wagtail.

Remarks. Only one female with this name was examined by us, and it is a member of the Philopterus  -complex, though Hopkins & Clay (1952) assigned this species to Sturnidoecus  . The original description ( Piaget, 1885) agrees well with our specimen, including the statement by Piaget (1885: 6) that it has two pairs of setae on the temporal margin, one long and one short. In the female examined by us, the mts  1 is shorter than the mts  3, but both are considerably longer than the remaining mts  . Piaget (1885: 6) also mentions that the clypeal signature of this species gradually fades posteriorly, which is typical for the Philopterus  -complex, but not seen in Sturnidoecus  . We therefore conclude that Docophorus aenas  is a member of the Philopterus-compl ex, and may be a junior synonym of Philopterus passerinus ( Denny, 1842)  , but no comparison with other material from the type host was made to ascertain this.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Philopterus

Loc

Philopterus aenas ( Piaget, 1885 )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Sturnidoecus aenas

Hopkins 1952: 344
1952
Loc

Docophorus aenas

Piaget 1885: 5