Myrsidea coronatae Price and Dalgleish

Price, Roger D. & Dalgleish, Robert C., 2007, Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from the Emberizidae (Passeriformes), with descriptions of 13 new species, Zootaxa 1467, pp. 1-18: 5-6

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Myrsidea coronatae Price and Dalgleish
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Myrsidea coronatae Price and Dalgleish  , new species

( Figs. 13–15View FIGURES 7 – 15. 7 – 9)

Type host. Paroaria coronata (J.F. Miller)  , Red-crested Cardinal.

Female (3). Gula with 5–6 setae on each side. Metanotum and dorsoventral abdomen as in Fig. 13View FIGURES 7 – 15. 7 – 9. Metanotum not enlarged, with 9–10 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 6 setae. Abdominal tergites I –III largest at midline, each with modest medioposterior convexity. Tergal setae, without median gap in row: I, 13–15; II, 15–17; III, 22–28; IV –V, 26–28; VI, 25–26; VII, 21–24; VIII, 14. Postspiracular setae long on V –VI (0.17– 0.18), very long on VII (0.35). Sternal setae: II, 3–4 in each aster, 15–18 marginal between asters, 14–15 anterior; III, 29–34; IV –V, 36–44; VI, 30–41; VII, 16–18; VIII –IX, 22–28. Dimensions: TW, 0.47–0.49; HL and PW, 0.32–0.33; MW, 0.49–0.51; AWIV, 0.66–0.70; ANW, 0.21–0.23; TL, 1.61–1.66.

Male (5). Gula with 4–5 setae on each side. Metanotum with 9–10 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 6 setae. Tergal setae, without median gap in row: I, 16–18; II, 19–22; III –VI, 22–28; VII, 20–26; VIII, 15–17. Sternal setae: II, 3–4 in each aster, 13–16 marginal between asters, 9–15 anterior ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 7 – 15. 7 – 9); III, 29–36; IV –VI, 33–39; VII, 22–23; VIII, 6–9. Genital sac sclerite ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 7 – 15. 7 – 9) with small subapical projection on each side.

Dimensions: TW, 0.43–0.44; HL, 0.28–0.31; PW, 0.29–0.30; MW, 0.38–0.41; AWIV, 0.48–0.52; GL, 0.39– 0.43; TL, 1.29–1.35.

Type material. Holotype female ( USNM), ex P. coronata  , USA: Hawaii, Kaena Point, Ouahu, 16 Feb 1963, R.C. Dalgleish 866. Paratypes ( USNM): 2 females, 5 males, same data as holotype.

Remarks. This species is distinctive by both sexes without a median gap in the tergal rows. Additionally, the female has at least 25 setae on each of tergites IV –VI and the male has at least 23 setae on these segments.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History