Syringophiloidus apus, Skoracki, Maciej, Kaszewska, Katarzyna & Kavetska, Katarzyna, 2015

Skoracki, Maciej, Kaszewska, Katarzyna & Kavetska, Katarzyna, 2015, Two new species of the syringophilid quill mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) parasitizing apodiform birds (Aves: Apodiformes), Zootaxa 4052 (5), pp. 583-588: 584-587

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4052.5.7

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A8878D-FF82-2254-FF11-448C037EADD7

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scientific name

Syringophiloidus apus
status

sp. nov.

Syringophiloidus apus  sp. nov.

( Figs. 2View FIGURE 2 A, B, 3 A –C)

Description. FEMALE, holotype. Total body length 670 (670–745 in 11 paratypes). Gnathosoma  . Infracapitulum punctate. Stylophore apunctate, 165 (160–165) long. Each medial branch of peritremes with 2 chambers, each lateral branch with 9–10 chambers. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield apunctate, well sclerotized. Length ratio of setae vi: ve: si 1: 1.4–1.6: 5.2–5.4. Setae c 1 situated slightly anterior to level of setae se. Hysteronotal shield apunctate, not fused to pygidial shield. Setae d 1 3.7–4 times longer than d 2. Pygidial shield punctate in posterior part. Setae h 1 and f 1 subequal in length, both 7.7–8.2 times shorter than f 2. Length ratio of setae ag 1: ag 2: ag 3 1.4–1.6: 1: 2.4–2.6. Genital setae g 1 and g 2 equal in length. Genital plate present, setae ag 2 and ag 3 situated on margin of this plate. Pseudanal setae ps 2 slightly (1.3 times) longer than ps 1. Coxal fields I –IV apunctate. Setae 3 c 2.1–3.8 times longer than 3 b. Legs. Fan-like setae p' and p" of legs III –IV with 9 tines. Length ratio of setae tc'III –IV: tc" III –IV 1: 1.8– 2.2. Lengths of setae: vi 25 (25–35), ve 40 (35–50), si 130 (100–135), se 230 (195–235), c 1 195 (195–230), c 2 (150–170), d 1 130 (135–160), d 2 35 (35–40), e 2 135 (115–135), f 1 (25–35), f 2 (200–235), h 1 35 (20–35), h 2 320 (285–335), ag 1 115 (80–115), ag 2 (45–65), ag 3 (155–170), g 1 25 (25–30), g 2 25 (25–30), ps 1 15 (15), ps 2 20 (20), tc’III – IV 30 (25–30), tc” III –IV 55 (55 – 30), 3 b 35 (25–35), 3 c 75 (70–95).

MALE. Unknown.

Type material. Female holotype and 11 female paratypes from Apus  melba (Linnaeus) ( Apodiformes  : Apodidae  ); CHILE: Valdivia, 28 November 1924, coll. Ohde.

Type depositions. Holotype and 9 female paratypes are deposited in the AMU, except 1 female paratype in the ZSM and 1 female paratype in the ZISP.

Differential diagnosis. Syringophiloidus apus  sp. nov. is similar to S. cypsiuri Fain, Bochkov and Mironov, 2000  described from Cypsiurus parvus  ( Apodidae  ). In females of both species, each medial branch of the peritremes has 2–3 chambers; the propodonotal shield is apunctate; setae ag 1 are longer than ag 2, and the coxal fields are apunctate. This new species differs from S. cypsiuri  by the following features: in females of S. apus  , the length ratio of propodonotal setae vi: ve: si is 1: 1.4–1.6: 5.2–5.4; hysteronotal setae d 2 are short, 3.7–4 times shorter than d 1; agenital setae ag 3 are 2.4–2.6 times longer than ag 1; fan-like setae p' and p" of legs III –IV are with nine tines. In females of S. cypsiuri  , setae ve and si are subequal in length and both pairs are 1.9–2 times longer than vi; hysteronotal setae d 1 and d 2 are subequal in length; agenital setae ag 2 are 1.6 times shorter than ag 3; fan-like setae p' and p" of legs III –IV are with 6–7 tines.

Etymology. The specific name " apus  " refers to the generic name of the host— Apus  .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences