Myrsidea

Kolencik, Stanislav, Sychra, Oldrich, Papousek, Ivo, Kuabara, Kamila M. D., Valim, Michel P. & Literak, Ivan, 2018, New species and additional data on the chewing louse genus Myrsidea (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from wild Neotropical Passeriformes (Aves), Zootaxa 4418 (5), pp. 401-431: 429

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4418.5.1

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scientific name

Myrsidea
status

 

Myrsidea  sp.

We collected a few specimens of Myrsidea  from five other species of Tyrannidae  , as follows: Contopus virens (Linnaeus, 1766)  , Elaenia frantzii Lawrence, 1865  , Ramphotrigon megacephalum (Swainson, 1835)  , Rhynchocyclus brevirostris (Cabanis, 1847)  , and Zimmerius vilissimus (P.L. Sclater & Salvin, 1859)  (see Table 3). They represent first records of Myrsidea  from C. virens  , and of any louse from the other four hosts. Unfortunately, with one exception, they were all nymphs, from which we were unsuccessful in obtaining genetic data or meaningful morphological data for their identification. The exception was one female from Ramphotrigon megacephalum  which, unfortunately, was destroyed during DNA extraction.