Priceiella (Priceiella) sternotypica ( Ansari, 1956a )

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: 176-179

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Priceiella (Priceiella) sternotypica ( Ansari, 1956a )
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Priceiella (Priceiella) sternotypica ( Ansari, 1956a)  , new combination

( Figs 277–284View FIGURES 277 – 278View FIGURES 279 – 284, 315View FIGURES 315 – 318)

Bruelia sternotypicus Ansari, 1956a: 148  .

Brueelia sternotypicus Ansari, 1956a  ; Price et al. 2003: 158.

Type host. Ianthocincla pectoralis pectoralis (Gould, 1836)  —greater necklaced laughingthrush ( pectoralis  ). Type locality. Kangpokpi [originally given as Kangpokoi], Manipur State, India.

Other host. Ianthocincla pectoralis subfusa Kinnear, 1924  —greater necklaced laughingthrush.

Description. Both sexes. Head shape, structure, and chaetotaxy as in genus description and Fig. 279View FIGURES 279 – 284. Antennae slightly sexually dimorphic ( Figs 279–280View FIGURES 279 – 284). Small dorsal preantennal suture surrounding ads present, generally more prominent in males than in females, but often absent. Dark pigmentation on marginal carina (paler in displaced section), mandibular framework, ventral carinae, preantennal, preocular, and postocular nodi, marginal temporal carina, and gular plate. Thoracic and abdominal segments as in genus and subgenus descriptions and Figs 277–278View FIGURES 277 – 278. Lateral tergopleurites and pleural incrassations as in Fig. 315View FIGURES 315 – 318. Sternal plates III –VII in males and III –VIII in females with a small hook on anterior margin; hook more pronounced in females than in males.

Male. Scape elongated and slightly swollen ( Fig. 279View FIGURES 279 – 284). Lateral margins of sternal plates flat or slightly concave ( Fig. 277View FIGURES 277 – 278). Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 8 and Fig. 277View FIGURES 277 – 278. Proximal end of basal apodeme widened laterally ( Fig. 281View FIGURES 279 – 284); extensions more or less translucent. Proximal mesosome fishtail-shaped, with rugose dorsal surface. Gonopore ( Fig. 282View FIGURES 279 – 284) ventral, narrowly open distally. Mesosomal lobes slenderly triangular, fused distally, with wide ventral rugose nodi at about half-length ( Fig. 282View FIGURES 279 – 284); 2 ames on each side near anterior margin of lobes; 2 pmes on each side near postero-lateral margins of lobes. Parameral heads ( Fig. 283View FIGURES 279 – 284) of irregular shape. Parameral blades slender, not much elongated distally, with distal ends parallel or subparallel; pst1–2 sensilla. Measurements ex Ianthocincla pectoralis pectoralis  (n = 2): TL = 1.51–1.60; HL = 0.38–0.40; HW = 0.39–0.41; PRW = 0.25–0.26; PTW = 0.42–0.45; AW = 0.61–0.63. Ex I. p. subfusa  (n = 2): TL = 1.40–1.58; HL = 0.36–0.37; HW = 0.39–0.40; PRW = 0.25; PTW = 0.43–0.44; AW = 0.63–0.64.

Female. Scape not modified ( Fig. 280View FIGURES 279 – 284). Lateral margins of sternal plates deeply concave ( Fig. 278View FIGURES 277 – 278). Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 8 and Fig. 278View FIGURES 277 – 278. Subgenital plate roughly triangular, with conspicuous anterolateral formations ( Fig. 284View FIGURES 279 – 284) that are similar to those of sternal plates ( Fig. 278View FIGURES 277 – 278); plate flares into cross-piece distally, with slender distal thickening for most of length. Vulval margin ( Fig. 284View FIGURES 279 – 284) gently rounded, with 3–4 long, slender vms on each side, and 6–9 moderate, thorn-like vss on each side; 4–5 long, slender vos on each side; distal seta median to vss. Measurements ex Ianthocincla pectoralis pectoralis  (n = 5): TL = 1.86–1.99; HL = 0.40–0.41; HW = 0.41–0.43; PRW = 0.24; PTW = 0.40–0.42; AW = 0.60–0.65. Ex I. p. subfusa  (n = 7): TL = 1.71–1.91; HL = 0.38–0.39; HW = 0.40–0.42; PRW = 0.25–0.26; PTW = 0.40–0.42; AW = 0.63–0.69.

Remarks. Specimens from Ianthocincla pectoralis subfusa  do not differ substantially from specimens from the type host, but tend to have more vss (8–10 on specimens from I. p. subfusa  and 6–9 on specimens from I. p. pectoralis  ), and the preantennal head tends to be slightly narrower in material from I. p. subfusa  than in specimens from the type host. We do not believe these differences are significant enough to separate the material from the two host subspecies into two different taxa.

Type material. Ex Ianthocincla pectoralis pectoralis  [as Garrulax pectoralis pectoralis  ]: Holotype ♂, Kangpokpi, Manipur, India, 26 Jan. 1952, R. Meinertzhagen, 19864, BM1952-143 (NHML). Allotype ♀, same data as holotype (NHML).

Additional material examined (non-types)

Ex Ianthocincla pectoralis pectoralis  [as Garrulax pectoralis pectoralis  ]: 2♂, 5♀, same data as holotype (NHML).

Ex Ianthocincla pectoralis subfusa  : 1♂, 4♀, Hin Laem, Tha Khanun, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, 16 Nov. 1952, R.E. Elbel & H.G. Deignan, RE-1518, RT-B-17052, 12479–80 on reverse ( OSUSAbout OSUS). 

OSUS

Oklahoma State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Priceiella

Loc

Priceiella (Priceiella) sternotypica ( Ansari, 1956a )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Brueelia sternotypicus

Price 2003: 158
2003
Loc

Bruelia sternotypicus

Ansari 1956: 148