Review of the Amyrsidea in the subgenus Argimenopon (Mallophaga: Menoponidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1983
Authors:W. C. Scharf, Price R. D.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Pagination:441 - 451
Date Published:1983
Keywords:mtax, PHP

Seventeen species are recognized in the subgenus Argimenopon Eichler, genus Amyrsidea Ewing, from galliform hosts of the Megapodiidae, Tetraonidae, Phasianidae (except Odontophorus) , and Numididae; descriptions, illustrations, and a key are provided. Five new species and their type-hosts are: A . (A.) nicobariensis (Megapodius nicobariensis cumingii); A. (A .) impejani (Lophophorus impejanus); A. (A .) himalayensis (Tetraogallus h. himalayensis); A. (A .) tibetani (Tetraogallus tibetanus aquilonifer) ; and A. (A .) rolluli (Rollulus roulroul) . A lectotype is designated for Menopon fulvomaculatum Denny, and seven new synonymies are given.

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