Myrsidea johnsoni 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: 13-14

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Myrsidea johnsoni Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea johnsoni Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Pycnonotus atriceps (Temminck)   .

Male (16). Much as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 8–10; III –VI, 12–16; VII, 10–14; VIII, 8–12. Sternal setae: III, 6–12; IV –VI, 21–37; VII, 12–16; VIII, 4–5 ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 : arrow). Genitalia as in Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 , but with genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 14 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Dimensions: TW, 0.36–0.40; HL, 0.26–0.28; PW, 0.23–0.26; MW, 0.30–0.34; AWIV, 0.40–0.44; LSVII, 0.09–0.16; TL, 1.04–1.15; GL, 0.33–0.39; GSW, 0.026–0.031.

Female (12). Abdomen much as in Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 9–15; III –IV, 17–22; V, 14–21; VI, 14–19; VII, 12–16; VIII, 16–19. Sternal setae: III, 13–19; IV –V, 3 2 –42; VI, 26– 33; VII, 9–14; VIII, 18–24. Anal fringe with 33–40 ventral, 27–36 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.42–0.46; HL, 0.28–0.31; PW, 0.26–0.29; MW, 0.39–0.43; AWIV, 0.55–0.59; LSVII, 0.13–0.22; ANW, 0.20–0.22; TL, 1.38–1.50.

Type material. Ex P. atriceps   , the Black­headed Bulbul, holotype male, Bukit & Lagang F. R., MALAYA, 18 Apr. 1955, M­02116. Paratypes, all ex P. atriceps   : MALAYA, 1 male, 1 female, same as holotype except 14 Apr. 1955, M­ 2114, M­ 2115; 4 males, 3 females, Subang, 26 Jan. 1962, M­00857; 1 female, Gombak, 17 Apr. 1963, M­ 0 2116. THAILAND, 6 males, 2 females, Ranang, Muang Ban Bangua, 21–26 Aug. 1967, 7 E­1507, 7E­1508, 7E­ 1516; 1 male, 3 females, Narathiwat, 4 Sept. 1964, H. E. McClure, H­0956; 6 males, 3 females, Ban Nang Nom, Ranong, 20–25 Oct. 1966, 6 E­1790, 7 E­ 0 0 19, 7E­0043; 2 males, Khao Sa Bap, Nam Tok Phriu, Apr. 1966; 1 male, Phathalung, Muang, 21 Nov. 1966, 7E­0512. PHILIPPINES, 4 males, 1 female, Kabigaan, Aborlan, Palawan, 3 Aug. 1964, H. E. McClure, H­0054, H­0055; 2 males, 1 female, same except 11 Feb. 1965, 5E­ 1805; 1 female, Quezon, Palawan, 27 July 1964, H. E. McClure, H­ 0045; 3 males, 1 female, Brookes Point, Palawan, 30–31 Mar. 1962, M. Thompson, BBM­ PI 721, BBM­PI 800; 1 male, 1 female, Iwahig, Palawan, 1967, G. L. Alcarid, 7 E­ 1238; 1 male, 1 female, same except 6–8 May 1968, 8 E­1382, 8E­ 1393.

Other material. Ex P. melanoleucos (Eyton)   , the Black­and­white Bulbul, 2 males, SARAWAK (1 collection).

Remarks. The male genital sac sclerite of this species is unique, but of the general type for M. borbonici   and M. ochracei   ; the smaller temple and metathorax width will further separate its male from these last 2 species. The female is tenuously separable by its larger number of setae on tergite III along with smaller dimensions.

Etymology. This species is named for Kevin P. Johnson, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, in recognition of his outstanding genetic work on chewing lice and his association with us in the production of the world checklist.