Philopterus fedorenkoae ( Mey, 1983 )

Najer, Tomas, Papousek, Ivo, Adam, Costica, Trnka, Alfred, Quach, Van Thi, Nguyen, Chinh Ngoc, Figura, Roman, Literak, Ivan & Sychra, Oldrich, 2020, New records of Philopterus (Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Acrocephalidae and Locustellidae, with description of one new species from Regulidae, European Journal of Taxonomy 632, pp. 1-37: 16-18

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Philopterus fedorenkoae ( Mey, 1983 )


Philopterus fedorenkoae ( Mey, 1983)  

Material examined

CZECHIA • 1 ♀; S Moravian Region, Breclav District, pond Nesyt; 22 May 1948; F. Balat leg.; ex Acrocephalus arundinaceus; MMBC No. 29   4 ♀♀, 1 ♂, 1 ʘ; S Moravian Region, Breclav District , Lednice, Mlynsky pond ; 8 May 1948; F. Balat leg.; same host as for preceding; labeled as Philopterus   View Figure

subflavescens   ; MMBC No. 62, 63, 64 3 ♀♀, 1 ʘ; S Moravian Region, Hodonin District, Hodoninske ponds ; 24 Apr. 1949; F. Balat leg.; same host as for preceding; MMBC No. 1410   .


SLOVAKIA • 1 ♀; Bratislava Region , Malacky District, Jakubov; 1 Sep. 1978; F. Balat leg.; ex Acrocephalus arundinaceus; MMBC No. 1501   .


Type host

Acrocephalus arundinaceus arundinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758).


Type locality

Turkmenistan, Kurtlinskoe vodokhranilishche.

Other published location

Romania ( Adam & Sandor 2004), Grindul Chituc.

Newly reported locations

Czechia, pond Nesyt, Mlynsky pond, Hodoninske ponds; Slovakia, Jakubov.


The description published by Mey (1983), in our view, contains enough morphological characters for determination of this species. We examined material from Balat’s collection (MMBC), which in all morphological features corresponds to this description. Even after several attempts to contact E. Mey and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (where it should be stored), we did not get any information about the type material. Therefore, we could not compare our own examined specimens to the type material and cannot verify identity of the species for 100%.


Czech Republic, Brno, Moravske Muzeum [Moravian Museum]


Moravske Muzeum [Moravian Museum]