Aceria fasciculifolis , Sadeghi, Xiao-Feng Xue Hussein & Honarmand, Arash, 2016

Sadeghi, Xiao-Feng Xue Hussein & Honarmand, Arash, 2016, Three eriophyoid mite species (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) from Iran, Zootaxa 4132 (3), pp. 403-412: 411

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4132.3.8

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BB87C6-6075-FFA0-ABB8-4D98C0353D1D

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scientific name

Aceria fasciculifolis
status

sp. nov.

Aceria fasciculifolis  sp. nov.

(Figs 4 & 5)

Description. FEMALE: (n= 11). Body vermiform, 195 (190–195), 50 (50–55) wide, 55 (55–57) thick; light yellow. Gnathosoma 18 (17–20), projecting obliquely downwards, pedipalp coxal seta (ep) 2 (1–2), dorsal pedipalp genual seta (d) 4 (4–5), cheliceral stylets 16 (15–16). Prodorsal shield 30 (30–32), 35 (35–36) wide, sub triangular, median and admedian lines absent, submedian lines incomplete. Scapular tubercles on rear shield margin, 17 (17–18) apart, scapular setae (sc) 26 (26–28), projecting posteriorly. Coxal plates with granules, anterolateral setae on coxisternum І (1 b) 6 (6–7), 9 (9–10) apart, proximal setae on coxisternum І (1 a) 16 (16–18), 6 (6–7) apart, proximal setae on coxisternum ІІ (2 a) 30 (30–35), 19 (19–20) apart. Prosternal apodeme 5 (5–6). Legs with usual series of setae. Leg І 30 (30–33), femur 9 (9–10), basiventral femoral seta (bv) 8 (8–10); genu 5 (5–6), antaxial genual seta (l'') 18 (18–20); tibia 7 (7–8), paraxial tibial seta (l') 5 (5–6), located at 1 / 3 from dorsal base; tarsus 7 (6–7), seta ft' 15 (15–16), seta ft'' 20 (20–23), seta u' 4 (4–5); tarsal empodium (em) 5 (5–6), simple, 4 -rayed, tarsal solenidion (ω) 7 (7–8), rod-like. Leg ІІ 25 (25–28), femur 6 (6–7), basiventral femoral seta (bv) 6 (6–7); genu 3 (3–4), antaxial genual seta (l'') 7 (7–8); tibia 3 (3–4); tarsus 5 (5–6), seta ft' 5 (5–6), seta ft'' 18 (18–20), seta u' 4 (4–5); tarsal empodium (em) 5 (5–6), simple, 4 -rayed, tarsal solenidion (ω) 7 (7–8), rod-like. Opisthosoma dorsally with 63 (63–65) annuli, with round microtubercles, except for posterior seven annuli, ventrally with 58 (55–60) annuli, with round microtubercles, except for posterior eight annuli. Setae c 2 17 (17–20) on ventral annulus 7 (7–8), 42 (42–45) apart; setae d 37 (37–40) on ventral annulus 18 (18–20), 31 (31–33) apart; setae e 7 (7–8) on ventral annulus 33 (33–35), 15 (15–18) apart, setae f 15 (15–17) on 6 th ventral annulus from rear, 15 (15–18) apart. Setae h 1 5 (4–5), h 2 72 (68–72). Female genitalia 13 (13–15), 18 (18–20) wide, coverflap with 10 longitudinal ridges, setae 3a 11 (11–13), 14 (14–15) apart.

MALE: Not seen.

Type material. Holotype female (slide number IR 93 -HS 10, marked holotype), from Astragalus fasciculifolius Boiss.  ( Fabaceae  ), Cheshmeh Mortazaali (33 ° 36 ' 12 ''N, 56 ° 55 ' 56 ''E), Tabas, South Khorasan province, Iran, 25 April 2014, coll. A. Honarmand and H. Sadeghi, deposited as a slide mounted specimen in the Arthropod/Mite Collection of the Department of Entomology, NJAU, Jiangsu Province, China. Paratypes 2 females (slide number IR 93 -HS 10, marked paratype), from Astragalus fasciculifolius Boiss.  ( Fabaceae  ), Cheshmeh Mortazaali (33 ° 36 ' 12 ''N, 56 ° 55 ' 56 ''E), Tabas, South Khorasan province, Iran, 25 April 2014, coll. A. Honarmand and H. Sadeghi, deposited in the Arthropod/Mite Collection of the Department of Entomology, NJAU, Jiangsu Province, China; 8 females on eight slides (slide number Iran 50.2–50.8) from Astragalus fasciculifolius Boiss.  ( Fabaceae  ), Cheshmeh Mortazaali (33 ° 36 ' 12 ''N, 56 ° 55 ' 56 ''E), Tabas, South Khorasan province, Iran, 25 April 2014, coll. A. Honarmand and H. Sadeghi, deposited in the Department of Plant Protection, FUM, Iran.

Relation to host. This species is vagrant on both sides of the leaf surfaces. No damage to the host was observed.

Etymology. The specific designation fasciculifolis  is from the species name of host plant, fasciculifolius  ; feminine in gender.

Differential diagnosis. This species is similar to Aceria astragali ( Liro, 1940)  [from Astragalus alpinus  L. ( Fabaceae  )], but can be differentiated from the latter by lacking the median and admedian lines on the prodorsal shield (median and admedian lines present in A. astragali  ).