Myrsidea milleri Price, Johnson,

Price, Roger D., Johnson, Kevin P. & Dalgleish, Robert C., 2008, Five new species of Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from antshrikes and antbirds (Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae), Zootaxa 1819, pp. 55-62: 59-60

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.182969

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Myrsidea milleri Price, Johnson
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Myrsidea milleri Price, Johnson  , and Dalgleish, new species ( Figs. 5–6View FIGURES 1 – 6. 1 – 4)

Type host. Gymnopithys rufigula (Boddaert, 1783)  , the Rufous-throated Antbird.

Female (8). Metanotum with 6 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 5–6 setae. Tergal setae: I, 8–12; II, 12–18; III –V, 16–19; VI, 15–18; VII, 10–14; VIII, 8. Sternal setae: II, 16–19 marginal between asters, 7–11 anterior; III, 18–22; IV, 30–36; V –VI, 34–41; VII, 25–29; VIII –IX, 20–28. Anus with 32-37 setae in each ventral and dorsal fringe. Dimensions: TW, 0.45–0.47; HL and PW, 0.30–0.33; MW, 0.42–0.45; AWIV, 0.61– 0.66; ANW, 0.23–0.27; TL, 1.54–1.62.

Male (6). Metanotum with 6, much less often 5, marginal setae; metasternal plate with 4–6 setae. Tergal setae: I, 8–10; II, 13–15; III, 15–17; IV, 16–19; V –VI, 14–18; VII, 11–13; VIII, 8. Sternal setae: II, 14–15 marginal between asters, 8–10 anterior; III, 15–17; IV, 24–25; V, 28–33; VI, 26–30; VII, 17–22; VIII, 8–10. Dimensions: TW, 0.41–0.43; HL, 0.27–0.31; PW, 0.27–0.30; MW, 0.37–0.39; AWIV, 0.47–0.48; GL, 0.40– 0.44; TL, 1.25–1.31.

Type material. Holotype male ( USNM), ex G. r u f i g u l a, VENEZUELA: Edo. Bolivar, 60 km E Sta. Elena, Jan. 1987, R.C. Dalgleish. Paratypes: ( USNM) 6 females, 4 males, same data as holotype; ( INHS) 2 females, 2 males, same data as holotype.

Remarks. The dimensions of M. milleri  are similar to those of the next species, both being distinctly smaller than those of M. mcleannani  . The specific points for separating these two smaller species will be discussed under the remarks for the following species.

Etymology. This species is named for Matthew Miller, University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, in recognition of his assistance in collecting the lice used in this study and for his work on birds in Panama.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey