Redescriptions of thirteen species of chewing lice in the Brueelia- complex (Phthiraptera, Ischnocera, Philopteridae), with one new synonymy and a neotype designation for Nirmus lais Giebel, 1874

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:D. R. Gustafsson, Oslejskova, L., Najer, T., Sychra, O., Zou, F.
Journal:Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift
Pagination:17 - 39
Keywords:lectotype, neotype, redescription

Thirteen species of chewing lice in the Brueelia-complex are redescribed and illustrat- ed. They are: Brueelia blagovescenskyi Balát, 1955, ex Emberiza schoeniclus (Linnae- us, 1758); B. breueri Balát, 1955, ex Chloris chloris (Linnaeus, 1758); B. conocephala (Blagoveshchensky, 1940) ex Sitta europaea (Linnaeus, 1758); B. ferianci Balát, 1955, ex Anthus trivialis (Linnaeus, 1758); B. glizi Balát, 1955, ex Fringilla montifringilla Linnaeus, 1758; B. kluzi Balát, 1955, ex Fringilla coelebs Linnaeus, 1758; B. kratochvili Balát, 1958, ex Motacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758; B. matvejevi Balát, 1981, ex Turdus viscivorus Linnaeus, 1758; B. pelikani Balát, 1958, ex Emberiza melanocephala Scopoli, 1769; B. rosickyi Balát, 1955, ex Sylvia nisoria (Bechstein, 1792); B. vaneki Balát, 1981, ex Acrocephalus schoenobaenus (Linnaeus, 1758); Guimaraesiella haftorni (Balát, 1958) ex Turdus iliacus Linnaeus, 1758; G. lais (Giebel, 1874) ex Luscinia megarhyn- chos (Brehm, 1831). Redescriptions are made from type material where available. Holo- types are identified in Balát’s material when possible, and lectotypes are designated for B. blagovescenskyi, B. breueri, B. glizi, B. ferianci, B. kluzi, B. kratochvili, B. pelikani, and B. rosickyi; a neotype of Nirmus lais Giebel, 1874 is designated. Brueelia weberi Balát, 1982, is placed as a synonym of Brueelia conocephala (Blagoveshchensky, 1940).

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