Tenuipalpus carlosflechtmanni Feres & Hernandes

Feres, Reinaldo J. F. & Hernandes, Fábio A., 2006, Three new species of Tenuipalpus Donnadieu (Acari, Tenuipalpidae) from the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Zootaxa 1125, pp. 57-68: 58-60

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171805

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scientific name

Tenuipalpus carlosflechtmanni Feres & Hernandes
status

n. sp.

Tenuipalpus carlosflechtmanni Feres & Hernandes  n. sp. (Figs. 1–8)

Diagnosis: This species is placed in the caudatus group, annonae subgroup ( Baker & Tuttle 1987; Meyer 1993); it is similar to T. oliveirai Flechtmann (1994)  , but differs from the latter mainly by the chaetotaxy of tarsi I –IV: 8 (1)­ 8 (1)­ 5 ­ 5 in T. carlosflechtmanni  sp. n. and 7 (1)­ 6 (1)­ 3 ­ 3 in T. oliveirai  .

Female: (6 individuals)—Body length 286 (275–291); width 176 (165–176). Reddish colour when alive.

Dorsum (Fig. 1): prodorsal ve 4 (3–4) and sci 3 (3–4) setae reduced, sce setae 30 (27–30) developed, slightly curved and serrate; hysterosomal setae similar to ve and sci, except h 2 whiplike; c 1 4 (3–6), c 3 9 (8–9), d 1 4 (4–6), d 3 5 (4–6), e 1 6 (4–6), e 3 11 (10–15), f 1 13 (12–15), f 2 14 (13–17), h 1 13 (12–14), h 2 128 (122–136).

Ven te r (Figs. 2–3): IC 3 setae relatively short and IC 4 elongate; pre­genital setae reaching the bases of genital setae; in one specimen an extra IC 4 seta was observed (Fig. 3); with 2 pairs of genital setae longer than anal setae.

Gnathosoma  (Fig. 4): Palpus 3 ­segmented, 2 nd segment elongate with a long hairy seta dorso­distally; 3 rd segment short (3) with a terminal prominent rod­like solenidion (9 m), 3 times as long as the segment.

Legs ( Figs. 5–8View FIGURES 5 – 8): chaetotaxy (from coxa to tarsus): I 3 (including 1 a)­ 1­4 ­ 3­5 ­ 8 (1), II 2 ­ 1 ­4­ 3­5 ­ 8 (1), III 1­2 ­ 2 ­ 1­3 ­ 5, IV 1 ­ 1 ­ 1 ­ 0­3 ­ 5. Femur I with 2 serrate dorso­lateral setae and two pubescent ventral setae; femur II with 3 serrate dorso­lateral setae and 1 pubescent ventral seta.

Male: Unknown.

Relation to host: inhabits the upper surface of leaves, mainly along the midrib.

Type material: Holotype female, ex. Qualea grandiflora Mart.  ( Vochysiaceae  ), September 17, 1987, “Sítio” Santo Antônio (20 º 44 ’S; 49 º 21 ’W), São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (DZSJRP n. 6282). Paratypes: 5 females, same data as holotype (DZSJRP n. 6282–6284).

Etymology: carlosflechtmanni  , in homage to Dr. Carlos Holger Wenzel Flechtmann, eminent acarologist of the Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiroz” ( ESALQ), Universidade de São Paulo ( USP), Piracicaba, SP, Brazil.

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