Ceratocista antennata ( 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: 101-104

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scientific name

Ceratocista antennata ( Ansari, 1956a )
status

n. comb.

Ceratocista antennata ( Ansari, 1956a)  n. comb.

( Figs 153–160View FIGURES 153 – 154View FIGURES 155 – 160)

Bruelia antennatus Ansari, 1956a: 139  .

Brueelia antennatus Ansari, 1956a  ; Price et al. 2003: 153.

Type host. Grammatoptila striata sikkimensis (Ticehurst, 1924)  —striated laughingthrush (sikkimensis). Type locality. Chungtang , Sikkim, India. 

Description. Both sexes. Head shape, structure, and chaetotaxy as in genus description and Fig. 155View FIGURES 155 – 160. Head shape sexually dimorphic ( Figs 153–154View FIGURES 153 – 154). dsms very short, situated in or lateral to dorsal preantennal suture. Many antennal setae very long ( Figs 155–156View FIGURES 155 – 160). Frons translucent, but does not appear to be hyaline. Thoracic and abdominal segments as in genus description and Figs 153–154View FIGURES 153 – 154. Abdominal shape highly sexually dimorphic. Pleural heads rounded, slanted. Tergopleurites and sternal plates with pale brown pigmentation, pleurites moderately brown.

Male. Head short ( Fig. 155View FIGURES 155 – 160). Antennae as in Fig. 155View FIGURES 155 – 160. Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 2 and Fig. 153View FIGURES 153 – 154. Basal apodeme ( Fig. 157View FIGURES 155 – 160) rounded rectangular. Proximal mesosome elongated, overlapping with basal apodeme, slenderly trapezoidal, widening slightly in anterior end. Gonopore ( Fig. 158View FIGURES 155 – 160) as convex submedian sclerites, narrowly ope distally. Mesosomal lobes bipartite, with ventral horn-like section in anterior ends ( Fig. 158View FIGURES 155 – 160), and dorsal lobe-like section distally; dorsal section of lobes with extensive fringe on distal margin; 2–3 ames sensilla visible ventral to proximal mesosome ( Fig. 158View FIGURES 155 – 160). Parameral heads ( Fig. 159View FIGURES 155 – 160) narrow, bifid. Parameral blades triangular; pst1–2 sensilla, submarginal near distal tip. Measurements ex Grammatoptila striata sikkimensis  (n = 1): TL = 1.51; HL = 0.43; HW = 0.39; PRW = 0.26; PTW = 0.36; AW = 0.55.

Female. Head long ( Fig. 154View FIGURES 153 – 154). Antennae as in Fig. 156View FIGURES 155 – 160. Abdominal chaetotaxy as in Table 2 and Fig. 154View FIGURES 153 – 154. Subgenital plate broadly triangular, lateral margins convex ( Fig. 160View FIGURES 155 – 160), flaring into cross-piece distally, but not reaching vulval margin medianly. Vulval margin ( Fig. 160View FIGURES 155 – 160) concave medianly, with 7–10 short, slender vms on each side, and 9–10 short, thorn-like vss on each side; lateral vss longer, more spool-like; 5–7 long, slender vos; distal 2 vos median to vss. Measurements ex Grammatoptila striata sikkimensis  (n = 4): TL = 1.86–2.00; HL = 0.47–0.51; HW = 0.43–0.47; PRW = 0.26–0.29; PTW = 0.35–0.38; AW = 0.55–0.58.

Type material. Ex Grammatoptila striata sikkimensis  [as Garrulax striatus sikkimensis  ]: Holotype ♂, Chungtang, Sikkim, India, 16 Feb. 1952, R. Meinertzhagen, 19942, BM 1952-143 (NHML). Allotype ♀, same data as holotype (NHML). Paratypes: 1♂, 4♀, same data as holotype (NHML).

Additional material examined (non-types)

Ex Grammatoptila striata sikkimensis  [as Garrulax striatus sikkimensis  ]: 1♂, 1♀, same data as holotype (NHML).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Philopteridae

Genus

Ceratocista

Loc

Ceratocista antennata ( Ansari, 1956a )

Bush, Sarah E. 2017
2017
Loc

Brueelia antennatus

Price 2003: 153
2003
Loc

Bruelia antennatus

Ansari 1956: 139