Chewing lice from high‐altitude and migrating birds in Yunnan, China, with descriptions of two new species of Guimaraesiella

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:D. R. Gustafsson, Lei, L., Luo, K., Chu, X., Zhao, X., Zhang, Q., Zou, F.
Journal:Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Pagination:13 pp
Date Published:April 2019
Type of Article:On line version before print version
ISSN:0269-283X
Keywords:Guimaraesiella, Guimaraesiella (Cicchinella) ailaoshanensis, Guimaraesiella (Cicchinella) montisodalis, Maculinirmus ljosalfar, new hosts, new location, new species, Yunnan
Abstract:

In total, 366 birds representing 55 species in 24 families and eight orders, were examined for chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) in two high-altitude localities in Yunnan Province, China. In Ailaoshan, almost all of the birds examined were resident passeriforms, of which 36% were parasitized by chewing lice. In Jinshanyakou, most birds were on migration, and included both passerine and non-passerine birds. Of the passerine birds caught in Jinshanyakou, only one bird (0.7%) was parasitized by chewing lice. The prevalence of Myrsidea and Brueelia-complex lice on birds caught in Ailaoshan was higher than in previous reports. Of the chewing lice identifiable to species level, three represent new records for China: Actornithophilus hoplopteri (Mjöberg, 1910), Maculinirmus ljosalfar Gustafsson & Bush, 2017 and Quadraceps sinensis Timmermann, 1954. In total, 17 new host records are included, of which we describe two as new species in the Brueelia-complex: Guimaraesiella (Cicchinella) ailaoshanensis sp. nov. ex Schoeniparus dubius dubius (Hume, 1874) and G. (C.) montisodalis sp. nov. ex Fulvetta manipurensis tonkinensis Delacour & Jabouille, 1930.

URL:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mve.12378
DOI:10.1111/mve.12378
Short Title:Med Vet Entomol
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