Myrsidea ochracei 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: 12-13

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Myrsidea ochracei Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Criniger ochraceus F. Moore.  

Male (31). Much as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 8–11; III –V, 1 0 –17; VI, 10–15; VII, 8– 14; VIII, 8–11. Sternal setae: III, 6–14; IV, 21–41; V, 26–45; VI, 20–37; VII, 10–18; VIII, 4 ( 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. 12 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Dimensions: TW, 0.41–0.46; HL, 0.28–0.32; PW, 0.25–0.29; MW, 0.35–0.41; AWIV, 0.45–0.53; LSVII, 0.12–0.26; TL, 1.11–1.28; GL, 0.34–0.41; GSW, 0.026–0.036.

Female (31). Abdomen much as in Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 8–14; III –IV, 12–21; V, 13–18; VI, 12–17; VII, 9–15; VIII, 10–15. Sternal setae: III, 11–18; IV –V, 2 6 –47; VI, 24– 35; VII, 10–17; VIII, 17–26. Anal fringe with 31–39 ventral, 25–36 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.44–0.50; HL, 0.30–0.33; PW, 0.27–0.31; MW, 0.40–0.48; AWIV, 0.56–0.70; LSVII, 0.16–0.31; ANW, 0.20–0.23; TL, 1.34–1.65.

Type material. Ex C. ochraceus   , the Ochraceous Bulbul, holotype male, Chanthabari, Khao Soi Dao Tai, THAILAND, 12 Apr. 1966, MAPS­ 5095. Paratypes, all ex C. ochraceus   in THAILAND: 19 males, 18 females, same except 11 Mar.– 21 Apr. 1966, MAPS­ 4289 to MAPS­ 5259 (33 collections, not including MAPS­4300, 4510, or 4693); 1 female, Ranong, Muang Ban, 1 Dec. 1966, 7E­0533; 5 males, 3 females, Nakornsithamonaraj, Khao Luang, 14–28 May 1965, MAPS­ 143, MAPS­ 268 to MAPS­ 533 (5 collections).

Other material. Ex C. bres (Lesson)   , the Gray­cheeked Bulbul, 7 males, 8 females, MALAYA (7 collections), SARAWAK (2 collections), THAILAND (1 collection). Ex C. pallidus Swinhoe   , the Puff­throated Bulbul, 7 males, 7 females, THAILAND (8 collections). Ex Ixos mcclellandii (Horsfield)   , the Mountain Bulbul, 6 males, 10 females, THAILAND (6 collections), MALAYA (6 collections). Ex Hemixos flavala Blyth   , the Ashy Bulbul, 1 male, THAILAND.

Remarks. The unique shape of the male genital sac sclerite ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 ) sets this species apart from all others; quantitative features also support this separation. The female is only tenuously separable, with host association being the only certain feature of recognition.