The Chewing Lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) Fauna of the Swainson’s Warbler, Limnothlypis swainsonii (Aves, Parulidae)

Michel P. Valim, Bryan M. Reiley

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Abstract

We examined Swainson’s warblers (Limnothlypis swainsonii (Audubon, 1834), Aves: Parulidae) for lice fauna during 2 yr at three study sites in Arkansas, USA. A total of 66 individuals were examined; eight birds (10.6%) were parasitized with 16 lice of two new species belonging to two genera Myrsidea Waterson, 1915 (Amblycera: Menoponidae) and Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Ischnocera: Philopteridae). Parasitological parameter data are given on the prevalence of lice on Swainson’s warblers. Species descriptions and illustrations are provided for Myrsidea bensoni sp. nov. and Brueelia limnothlypiae sp. nov.; including a key for females of the genus Myrsidea that parasitize Parulidae (Passeriformes).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-857
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of medical entomology
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • INHS
  • new species
  • USA
  • Swainson's warbler
  • Brueelia
  • Myrsidea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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