Myrsidea mcclurei 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: 9

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Myrsidea mcclurei Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea mcclurei Hellenthal and Price   , new species

Type host. Microscelis amaurotis (Temminck)   .

Male (4). Close to M. warwicki   , differing as follows. Tergal setae: II –VII, respectively, 15, 18, 20, 18, 15, 8. Sternal setae: III, 15; IV, 35. Genitalia much as in Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 ; genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Dimensions: TW, 0.42–0.48; AWIV, 0.45–0.52; TL, 1.23– 1.29; GL, 0.41–0.44.

Female (5). Close to M. warwicki   , differing as follows. Tergal setae: VI, 13–16; VII, 8–10. Sternal setae: III, 19–21; IV –V, 3 9 –46; VI, 30–36. Anal fringe with 40–44 ventral, 32–39 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.47–0.52; HL, 0.32–0.36; PW, 0.30–0.33; MW, 0.45–0.51; AWIV, 0.63–0.66; ANW, 0.25–0.26; TL, 1.56–1.73.

Type material. Ex M. amaurotis   , the Brown­eared Bulbul, holotype female, Orchid Island, TAIWAN, 3 May 1969, 9E­0773. Paratypes, all ex M. amaurotis   in TAIWAN: 1 female, same as holotype; 2 males, 2 females, same except 3–8 May 1968, 9 E­0786, 9 E­ 0793; 2 males, 6 females, Hungtou, Taitung, 1 May 1969, 9E­0788, 9 E­0796.

Remarks. Both sexes are very close to M. warwicki   , but the male has more setae on sternite III and tergite IV, and the female also has more setae on sternite III as well as a wider anus.

Etymology. This species is named for the late H. Elliott McClure, ornithologist, entomologist, and conservationist, the collector of many of the hosts yielding lice used for our study.