Brueelia (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) of North American Nine-Primaried Oscines (Aves: Passeriformes: Passerida) with Descriptions of Nine New Species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:D. R. Gustafsson, Bush S. E.
Journal:Journal of Parasitology
Pagination:858 - 873
Date Published:11-2019
Keywords:new species, north america

Nine new species of chewing lice in the genus BrueeliaKéler, 1936, are described from North American hosts. They are Brueelia thorini n. sp. from Haemorhous mexicanus frontalis (Say, 1822) and Haemorhous mexicanus potosinus Griscom, 1928; Brueelia straseviciusi n. sp. from Haemorhous purpureus (Gmelin, 1789); Brueelia mattsonae n. sp. from Coccothraustes vespertinus brooksi (Grinnell, 1917); Brueelia novemstriata n. sp. from Icterus wagleri wagleri Sclater, 1857, and I. parisorum Bonaparte, 1838; Brueelia benkmani n. sp. from Pheucticus melanocephalus (Swainson, 1827); Brueelia arizonae n. sp. from Passerina caerulea (Linnaeus, 1758); Brueelia hellstromi n. sp. from Piranga ludoviciana (Wilson, 1811); Brueelia dolorosa n. sp. from Spinus pinus pinus (Wilson, 1810); and Brueelia melancholica n. sp. from Spinus tristis (Linnaeus, 1758). Brueelia limbata (Burmeister, 1838) is redescribed and illustrated from North American material. A key for these North American species is provided.

Short Title:Journal of Parasitology
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