Myrsidea kathleenae 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: 7-8

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

Type host. Pycnonotus cafer   (L.).

Male (10). Much as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 10–16; III, 15–16; IV, 13–17; V, 13–15; VI, 12–14; VII, 10–13; VIII, 8–9. Sternal setae: III, 10–16; IV, 33–41; V, 35–45; VI, 29– 38; VII, 17–21; VIII, 4–5 ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 : arrow). Genitalia much as in Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 , but with wide genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Dimensions: TW, 0.40–0.44; HL, 0.28–0.31; PW, 0.27–0.30; MW, 0.40–0.43; AWIV, 0.55–0.59; LSVII, 0.13–0.21; TL, 1.28–1.38; GL, 0.40–0.46; GSW, 0.046–0.056.

Female (10). Abdomen as in Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 13–16; III –V, 1 4 –17; VI, 13–16; VII, 12–14; VIII, 10–12. Sternal setae: III, 15–20; IV –V, 3 3 –49; VI, 29–41; VII, 13–22; VIII, 18–23. Anal fringe with 39–44 ventral, 35–43 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.45– 0.48; HL, 0.29–0.32; PW, 0.29–0.31; MW, 0.45–0.50; AWIV, 0.64–0.76; LSVII, 0.20– 0.28; ANW, 0.25–0.27; TL, 1.53–1.71.

Type material. Ex P. c a f e r, the Red­vented Bulbul, holotype male, Bogor, W. JAVA, 30 Nov. 1967, 8E­0335. Paratypes, all ex P. c a f e r in W. JAVA: 7 males, 3 females, same as holotype; 4 males, 4 females, same except 6–30 Nov. 1967, 8 E­0325, 8 E­0327, 8 E­ 0340; 18 males, 10 females, Botanical Garden, Bogor, 5 Feb. 1967 – 6 Feb. 1970, 8E­0338 to 8 E­0820 (8 collections), 9 E­0609, X 1 E­ 195.

Remarks. The male of M. kathleenae   is distinguished from all other males by the shape and very wide size of the genital sac sclerite ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 ). The wide anus and relatively long inner seta on tergite VII enable female separation. This species is the only known Myrsidea   on P. cafer   .

Etymology. This species is named for Kathleen A. Hartman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the elder daughter of the junior author.