Some morphological aspects in the species Meropoecus meropis (Denny, 1842) (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:C. Adam
Journal:Travaux du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa"
Pagination:129 - 137
Date Published:2004

Several morphological aspects of the male and female of Meropoecs meropis (Denny, 1842) are presented, as the general hibitus, morphometrical deta, as well the detailed morphology of the following structures: preantennal region of the head, anterior dorsal cephalic plate (clypeal signature), abdominal pleural plates, posterior extremity of the abdomen, copulatory organ and female genital region. All these morphological aspects have a taxonomical importance for establishing the position of this species within the genus, as well the phylogenetic relations.

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