Redescriptions and new host records of chewing lice of the genus Ricinus (Phthiraptera: Ricinidae) from the Neotropical Region

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:M. I. R. O. S. L. A. V. VALAN, Sychra, O., Literák, I.
Pagination:179 - 189
Date Published:Jul-08-2017
Keywords:Chewing lice, Costa Rica, Honduras, new host-louse associations, Paraguay, Passerines, redescriptions

Two species of the chewing louse genus Ricinus are redescribed and illustrated: Ricinus dalgleishi Nelson, 1972 from Helmitheros vermivorum (Gmelin, 1789), a new host-louse association, and Ricinus tanagraephilus Eichler, 1956 from Euphonia laniirostris d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837. Also, new host-louse associations are recorded for Ricinus vireoen- sis Nelson, 1972 from Vireo pallens Salvin, 1863, and for females of an unidentified species of Ricinus sp. from Corytho- pis delalandi (Lesson, 1831), which are described and illustrated.

Short Title:Zootaxa
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