Myrsidea serini (Séguy), Seguy

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: 12-13

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Myrsidea serini (Séguy)
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Myrsidea serini (Séguy)  

( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 37 – 44. 37 – 38 )

Menopon serini Séguy 1944: 80   . Type host: " Serinus canaria serinus   (L.)" = Serinus serinus   (L.), European Serin ( Fringillidae   ).

Female (3). Gula with 4–5 setae on each side. Metanotum, dorsal abdomen, and ventral terminalia as in Fig. 39 View FIGURES 37 – 44. 37 – 38 . Metanotum not enlarged, with 12–15 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 4–6 setae. Abdominal tergites unmodified, with slight medioposterior curvature associated with III –IV. Tergal setae, with median gap on III – VIII: I, 14–16; II, 17–18; III –V, 14–17; VI, 12–14; VII, 9–11; VIII, 8. Postspiracular setae long on V –VI (0.16–0.21), extremely long on VII (0.34–0.40). Sternal setae: II, 3–4 in each aster, 11–13 marginal between asters, 6–9 anterior; III, 21–24; IV –V, 30–38; VI, 19–26; VII, 12–14; VIII –IX, 16–19. Dimensions: TW, 0.40– 0.42; HL, 0.27–0.30; PW, 0.27–0.28; MW, 0.41–0.46; AWIV, 0.61–0.65; ANW, 0.19–0.24; TL, 1.45–1.56.

Male (3). Gula with 4–5 setae on each side. Metanotum and dorsal abdomen much as in Fig. 42 View FIGURES 37 – 44. 37 – 38 . Metanotum with 11–12 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 5 setae. Tergal setae, with median gap on posterior segments: I, 15–16; II, 21–22; III, 19–20; IV, 18–19; V –VII, 16–18; VIII, 12–14. Sternal setae: II, 3–4 in each aster, 10–12 marginal between asters, 8–10 anterior; III, 19–24; IV –V, 35–38; VI, 24–29; VII, 14–16; VIII, 4– 5. Dimensions: TW, 0.37–0.39; HL, 0.27–0.28; PW, 0.24–0.26; MW, 0.35–0.39; AWIV, 0.49–0.52; GL, 0.39– 0.43; TL, 1.20–1.35.

Material examined. 3 females, 3 males, ex Emberiza citrinella calliginosa Clancey   , NEW ZEALAND (3 collections).

Remarks. This is an atypical species of Myrsidea   in that it is the only one reported from this genus by Price et al. (2003) to occur on hosts in two different passerine families -- the Fringillidae   and the Emberizidae   . Klockenhoff (1984) redescribed this species and recorded it from one species of Serinus   each from Morocco and New Zealand, one of Carduelis   each from Spain and New Zealand, and one of Emberiza   from New Zealand. The detailed description is excellent and is accompanied by fine illustrations. Our descriptive details for M. serini   are based only on the material we have studied from E. citrinella   . Since the other specimens included in this louse taxon by Klockenhoff (1984) are in the Fringillidae   and beyond the scope of this paper, we tentatively accept these also as M. serini   .

NEW

University of Newcastle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Menoponidae

Genus

Myrsidea

Loc

Myrsidea serini (Séguy)

Price, Roger D. & Dalgleish, Robert C. 2007
2007
Loc

Menopon serini Séguy 1944 : 80

Seguy 1944: 80
1944