Myrsidea warwicki 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: 8-9

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Myrsidea warwicki Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea warwicki Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 )

Type host. Ixos philippinus (J. R. Forster)   .

Male (20). Head and thorax as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Tergal setae: II, 10–15; III –IV, 12–17; V, 9– 16; VI, 8–13; VII, 7–9; VIII, 7–9. Sternal setae: III, 7–12; IV –VI, 23–35; VII, 11–18; 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 genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 . Dimensions: TW, 0.41–0.46; HL, 0.28–0.31; PW, 0.26–0.30; MW, 0.36–0.40; AWIV, 0.48–0.51; LSVII, 0.28–0.38; TL, 1.13–1.27; GL, 0.35–0.42; GSW, 0.026–0.036.

Female (16). Abdomen as in Fig. 9 View FIGURES 8 – 15. 8 . Tergal setae: II, 13–18; III –IV, 12–21; V, 11–18; VI, 9–14; VII, 7–14; VIII, 8–11. Sternal setae: III, 9–15; IV –V, 2 9 –45; VI, 25–36; VII, 12– 18; VIII, 16–27. Anal fringe with 34–42 ventral, 28–36 dorsal setae. Dimensions: TW, 0.46–0.51; HL, 0.31–0.35; PW, 0.28–0.31; MW, 0.41–0.48; AWIV, 0.58–0.67; LSVII, 0.27–0.46; ANW, 0.19–0.24; TL, 1.40–1.64.

Type material. Ex I. philippinus   , the Philippine Bulbul, holotype male, Camp Lookout, Negros Oriental, PHILIPPINES, 8 Feb. 1965, H. E. McClure, 5 E­ 1766. Paratypes, all ex I. philippinus   in PHILIPPINES: 2 males, same as holotype; 4 males, same except 5 E­1765, 5E­ 1769; 5 males, 5 females, Siaton, Negros Oriental, 6 Feb. 1965, H. E. McClure, 5 E­1757, 5E­ 1764; 1 female, Mahaplaq, 11 June 1964, H. E. McClure, 5 E­ 1677; 1 male, 2 females, Pasi, Mindoro, 10 July 1964, H­0192, H­0240; 1 male, Balian, Laguna, 16 July 1964, H. E. McClure, H­0100; 1 male, 1 female, Mt. Makiling, Luzon, 13 Aug. 1964, H. E. McClure, H­0014; 1 female, Mt. Pinatabo, Zambales, Luzon, 3 Oct. 1966, # 95.

Other material. Ex I. siquijorensis (Steere)   , the Streak­breasted Bulbul, 13 males, 8 females, PHILIPPINES (11 collections).

Remarks. Both sexes are recognized by their large size and very long inner seta on tergite VII, along with the male sternite VIII with only 4, less often 5, setae and its genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 .

Etymology. This species is named for Charles Warwick, Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, in recognition of his encouragement and assistance in the publication of our world checklist of chewing lice.