Myrsidea borbonici Hellenthal and Price

Hellenthal, Ronald A. & Price, Roger D., 2003, The genus Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from bulbuls (Passeriformes: Pycnonotidae), with descriptions of 16 new species, Zootaxa 354, pp. 1-20: 13

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Myrsidea borbonici Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea borbonici Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Hypsipetes borbonicus (J. R. Forster)   .

Male (3). Close to M. ochracei   , differing as follows. Sternal setae: III, 12–14. Genitalia as in Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 , but with genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 13 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Dimensions: TW, 0.44–0.46; HL, 0.31–0.32; LSVII, 0.10–0.13; TL, 1.33–1.37; GL, 0.39–0.42; GSW, 0.036.

Female (5). Close to M. ochracei   , differing as follows. Tergal setae: III, 19–23; IV, 20–26; V, 19–21; VI, 17–20; VII, 13–17; VIII, 15–18. Sternal setae: III, 22–27; VIII, 24– 32. Dimensions: TW, 0.49–0.53; HL, 0.33–0.35; PW, 0.31–0.33; MW, 0.46–0.50; AWIV, 0.64–0.70; TL, 1.65–1.77.

Type material. Ex H. borbonicus   , the Olivaceous Bulbul, holotype male, Tokomoko, REUNION, 15 Mar. 1981, N. Barré. Paratypes, all ex H. borbonicus   in REUNION: 2 males, 2 females, same as holotype; 3 females, same except 15 Aug. 1981.

Remarks. While both sexes of M. borbonici   are morphologically close to those of M. ochracei   , they may be separated by the unique male genital sac sclerite and the female with larger dimensions and more tergal and sternal setae.