Myrsidea gularis Price and Dalgleish

Price, Roger D. & Dalgleish, Robert C., 2007, Myrsidea Waterston (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from the Emberizidae (Passeriformes), with descriptions of 13 new species, Zootaxa 1467, pp. 1-18: 10

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Myrsidea gularis Price and Dalgleish
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new species

Myrsidea gularis Price and Dalgleish   , new species

( Figs. 31–33 View FIGURES 26 – 36. 26 – 30 )

Type host. Paroaria gularis   (L.), Red-capped Cardinal.

Female. Unknown.

Male (2). Gula with 5 setae on each side. Metanotum with 8–9 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 6–7 setae. Tergal setae, without median gap in rows ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 26 – 36. 26 – 30 ): I, 14–16; II, 19–22; III –VI, 20–25; VII, 17–22; VIII, 13. Postspiracular setae long on V –VI (0.13–0.14), very long on VII (0.28–0.35). Sternal setae: II, 4 in each aster, 20–25 marginal between asters, 14 anterior ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 26 – 36. 26 – 30 ); III, 30–31; IV, 41–47; V, 39–52; VI, 37–45; VII, 29–32; VIII, 21. Genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 33 View FIGURES 26 – 36. 26 – 30 , with very broad dark line, slightly indented apex, and no evidence of lateral subapical projections. Dimensions: TW, 0.42; HL and PW, 0.29–0.30; MW, 0.39; AWIV, 0.47–0.49; GL, 0.41; TL, 1.26–1.29.

Type material. Holotype male ( USNM), ex P. gularis   , VENEZUELA: Est. Guarico, 40 km S Calaboso, Feb 1985, R.C. Dalgleish. Paratype ( USNM): 1 male, same data as holotype.

Remarks. Even with the absence of females, the males of M. gularis   are separable from others of the group by the numbers of setae on abdominal tergites and sternites, especially tergites I and VII –VIII and sternites II –IV and VIII.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History