Myrsidea adamsae 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: 12

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Myrsidea adamsae Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea adamsae Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Pycnonotus urostictus ( Salvadori)   .

Male (10). Much as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 7–9; III –VI, 16–22; VII, 13–16; VIII, 9– 13. Sternal setae: III, 9–14; IV –V, 3 1 –44; VI, 29–37; VII, 18–22; VIII, 7–9 ( Fig. 7 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. 11 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 , with lateroposterior corners evenly tapered to point. Dimensions: TW, 0.39–0.42; HL, 0.26–0.29; PW, 0.26–0.28; MW, 0.31–0.37; AWIV, 0.41–0.46; LSVII, 0.09–0.12; TL, 1.01–1.23; GL, 0.31–0.40; GSW, 0.026–0.031.

Female (8). Abdomen much as in Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 8–10; III –IV, 21–25; V, 19– 27; VI, 19–22; VII, 15–18; VIII, 13–16. Sternal setae: III, 18–20; IV –V, 3 8 –56; VI, 32–43; VII, 13–18; VIII, 24–33. Anal fringe with 39–42 ventral, 31–39 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.45–0.48; HL, 0.28–0.31; PW, 0.28–0.30; MW, 0.41–0.44; AWIV, 0.58–0.62; LSVII, 0.08–0.11; ANW, 0.22–0.24; TL, 1.38–1.53.

Type material. Ex P. urostictus   , the Yellow­wattled Bulbul, holotype male, Tambo, Monai, Mindanao, PHILIPPINES, 30 Apr. 1965, 5E­ 2191. Paratypes, all ex P. urostictus   in PHILIPPINES: 3 males, 1 female, same as holotype; 4 males, 3 females, same except 23 Apr. 1965, 5E­ 2189; 2 males, Balintad, Monai, Mindanao, 7–8 May 1965, 5 E­2092, 5E­ 2187; 1 male, Mt. Makiling, Laguna, 1 May 1966, 6E­0587; 4 males, 4 females, Balian, Pangil, Laguna, 5 Nov. 1964, H. E. McClure, 5 E­066, 5 E­ 108; 3 males, 1 female, Balian, Laguna, 27 Aug. 1964, H­0153.

Remarks. The male of M. adamsae   is unique by the shape of its genital sac sclerite coupled with the presence of 7–9 setae on sternite VIII. In addition, both sexes generally have more tergal and sternal setae, as well as a quite short inner seta on tergite VII.

Etymology. This species is named for Nancy E. Adams, Washington, D.C., in appreciation of her continuing generous help in lending us valuable louse specimens from the National Museum of Natural History collection.