Addition to the revision of the species of the genus Brueelia Kéler, 1936 (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) parasites of the Icterinae, the species parasitic on the genus Agelaius Vieillot, 1816 (Aves: Passeriformes: Fringillidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:A. Conrado Cicchino
Journal:Boletin Museo Nacional de Historia Natural del Paraguay
Pagination:66 - 81
Date Published:2004

This paper deals with four species of the genus Brueelia Kéler, 1936 parasitic on Cowbirds of the genus Agelaius: B. ornatissima (Giebel, 1874) ex A. phoeniceus (Linnaeus 1766) (also from Quiscalus quiscula (Linnaeus, 1758) Tangavius aeneus (Wagler, 1829) and Dolichonyx oryzivorus (Linnaeus 1758), B. ruficapilla Cicchino, 1990 ex Agelaius r. ruficapillus Vieillot, 1819, B. thilia sp. nov. ex Agelaius thilius petersi Laubmann, 1934 and B. cyanopa sp. nov. ex A. c. cyanopus Vieillot 1819. Complementary descriptions and illustrations based on additional specimens are provided for the former two species, descriptions of the two new species, descriptions of the last two nymphal instars for the three former species and remarks on their taxonomic position within the Brueelia species infesting Cowbirds (Fringilidae: Icterinae), descriptions and comments on their distribution and host/hosts preferences and accidental synoxenisms are given.

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