Myrsidea aurantiirostris 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: 8

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Myrsidea aurantiirostris Price and Dalgleish
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Myrsidea aurantiirostris Price and Dalgleish   , new species

( Figs. 23–25 View FIGURES 16 – 25. 16 – 17 )

Type host. Arremon aurantiirostris Lafresnaye   , Orange-billed Sparrow.

Female (5). Gula with 4–6 setae on each side. Metanotum and dorsal abdomen as in Fig. 23 View FIGURES 16 – 25. 16 – 17 . Metanotum somewhat enlarged with curved posterior margin bearing 12–16 setae; metasternal plate with 8–11 setae. Abdominal tergites I –II enlarged, remainder subequally small. Tergal setae, without median gap in rows: I, 24–32; II, 26–36; III –VI, 32–42; VII, 26–34; VIII, 15–19. Postspiracular setae subequally long on V –VII (0.12–0.18). Sternal setae: II, 4 in each aster, 20–24 marginal between asters, 13–17 anterior; III, 29–35; IV – VI, 37–50; VII, 25–31; VIII –IX, 23–27. Dimensions: TW, 0.47–0.49; HL and PW, 0.30–0.32; MW, 0.48– 0.51; AWIV, 0.64–0.66; ANW, 0.22–0.24; TL, 1.48–1.55.

Male (6). Gula with 4–6 setae on each side. Metanotum with 10–13 marginal setae; metasternal plate with 7–10 setae. Tergal setae, without median gap in rows: I, 20–25; II, 25–32; III, 29–34; IV, 26–35; V, 31–38; VI, 27–33; VII, 24–28; VIII, 17–21. Sternal setae: II, 4 in each aster, 16–22 marginal between asters, 16–19 anterior ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 16 – 25. 16 – 17 ); III, 23–29; IV, 26–37; V –VI, 32–41; VII, 26–32; VIII, 9–18. Genital sac sclerite as in Fig. 24 View FIGURES 16 – 25. 16 – 17 , rounded apically without subapical projections. Dimensions: TW, 0.43; HL, 0.28–0.30; PW, 0.27–0.29; MW, 0.36–0.39; AWIV, 0.48–0.51; GL, 0.40–0.43; TL, 1.22–1.26.

Type material. Holotype female ( USNM), ex A. aurantiirostris   , COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Monte Anivo Lodge, 13 km N Portero Grande, 20 Mar 1995, Fisher # 2122. Paratypes, all ex type host: 4 females, 5 males ( USNM), same data as holotype; 1 female, 1 male ( OSU), Limon Prov., Pandora, 28 Apr 1964, O- 2639.

Remarks. The uninterrupted rows of tergal setae along with the number of setae on the metanotum, the metasternal plate, and tergites I and VII –VIII will differentiate females of M. aurantiirostris   from others of the group. Males are recognized by their number of setae on the abdominal tergites and sternites.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

OSU

Ohio State University