Myrsidea phillipsi 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: 5

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Myrsidea phillipsi Hellenthal and Price
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Myrsidea phillipsi Hellenthal and Price   , new species ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 )

Type host. Pycnonotus goiavier goiavier (Scopoli)   .

Male (5). As for M. pycnonoti   , except as follows. Tergal setae: II, 12–14; III–V, 1 3 – 16; VI, 12–14; VII, 9–14. Sternal setae: III, 9–12; IV–V, 3 1 –35; VI, 26–33. Genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7. 1 – 5 , with more extensive lateroposterior spinous area. Dimensions: TW, 0.40–0.42; HL, 0.29–0.31; PW, 0.27–0.29; MW, 0.36–0.40; AWIV, 0.49–0.51; TL, 1.20– 1.27; GSW, 0.031–0.041.

Female (5). As for M. pycnonoti   , except as follows. Tergal setae: II, 12–17; III–V, 14–18; VI, 13–15; VII, 10–16. Sternal setae: IV–V, 3 0 –45. Dimensions: PW, 0.29–0.31; AWIV, 0.60–0.69; LSVII, 0.24–0.29; TL, 1.52–1.60.

Type material. Ex P. g. goiavier   , holotype male, Siaton, Negros Oriental, PHILIP­ PINES, 6 Feb. 1965, H. E. McClure, 5 E­ 1755. Paratypes, all ex P. g. goiavier   in PHILIP­ PINES: 1 male, 3 females, same as holotype; 1 male, 2 females, same except 18 Feb.– 2 Mar. 1965, 5 E­1771, 5E­ 2081; 1 male, 1 female, Calatagan, Batangas, Luzon, 16 Sept. 1964, H. E. McClure, 5 E­136, 5E­ 1599; 1 male, 1 female, Balian, Pangil, Laguna, 4 Nov. 1964, 5E­ 105.

Remarks. Both sexes of this species are very close to M. pycnonoti   . However, the different structure of the male genital sac sclerite and the consistently longer inner tergal VII setae for the female will separate them. The hosts involved are all of northern and central Philippine origin, setting them geographically apart from all hosts for M. pycnonoti   .

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