A new genus and two new species of Menoponidae (Insecta: Mallophaga) from New Guinea

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1970
Authors:T. Clay, Price R. D.
Journal:Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Pagination:335 - 343
Date Published:1970
Keywords:mtax, PHP

The new genus Cavifera is described to include two species, both new - C. abdita and C. senta. The hosts from these are from New Guinea and are believed to belong to the Columbiformes. The females are characterized by having a pair of abdominal tergal sense organs of a type unknown elsewhere in the Mallophaga or possibly in the insects.

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