Myrsidea plumosi 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: 10-11

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Myrsidea plumosi Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Pycnonotus plumosus Blyth.  

Male (20). Much as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 8–11; III –V, 11 –16; VI, 10–13; VII, 8– 12; VIII, 8–11. Sternal setae: III, 8–15; IV, 24–39; V, 26–45; VI, 19–35; VII, 8–19; 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. 10 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Dimensions: TW, 0.41–0.44; HL, 0.27–0.31; PW, 0.24–0.28; MW, 0.34–0.39; AWIV, 0.44–0.51; LSVII, 0.18–0.28; TL, 1.11–1.26; GL, 0.35–0.39; GSW, 0.026–0.036.

Female (18). Abdomen much as in Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 10–14; III –IV, 13–20; V – VI, 12–17; VII, 9–14; VIII, 10–16. Sternal setae: III, 14–22; IV –V, 3 3 –45; VI, 26–36; VII, 9–14; VIII, 16–24. Anal fringe with 33–42 ventral, 31–43 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.47–0.50; HL, 0.30–0.33; PW, 0.28–0.32; MW, 0.41–0.47; AWIV, 0.59–0.67; LSVII, 0.22–0.35; ANW, 0.22–0.26; TL, 1.43–1.64.

Type material. Ex P. plumosus   , the Olive­winged Bulbul, holotype male, R. Panjang, MALAYA, 22 Dec. 1961, M­00780. Paratypes, all ex P. plumosus   in MALAYA: 1 male, 1 female, same as holotype; 27 males, 26 females, same except 1 Dec. 1961 ­ 22 Nov. 1962, M­00568 to M­01926 (22 collections).

Other material. Ex P. melanicterus (J. F. Gmelin)   , the Black­crested Bulbul, 9 males, 9 females, THAILAND (11 collections). Ex P. brunneus Blyth   , the Red­eyed Bulbul, 4 males, 2 females, MALAYA (3 collections). Ex P. s i m p l e x Lesson, the Cream­vented Bulbul, 2 males, 2 females, MALAYA (3 collections).

Remarks. The shape of the genital sac sclerite and the large dimensions separate the male of this species from others of the group. The female apparently is inseparable from those of M. phillipsi   and M. gieferi   other than by host association, with those of M. plumosi   being found only in Thailand and Malaya and those of the other 2 species found primarily in the Philippines.