Typhlodromus moraesi , Lofego, Antonio C. & Feres, Reinaldo J. F., 2006

Lofego, Antonio C. & Feres, Reinaldo J. F., 2006, A new species of Typhlodromus Scheuten (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Brazil, Zootaxa 1221, pp. 25-28: 26-28

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.172561

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A635F9B2-F429-4E47-AB75-27EB34E947F2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BDC961-FFB3-1E53-FEA1-FD7D3D18FD38

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Plazi

scientific name

Typhlodromus moraesi
status

sp. nov.

Typhlodromus moraesi  sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–7View FIGURES 1 – 7)

Type material

Holotype female, from Tabebuia alba (Cham.) Sandwith.  ( Bignoniaceae  ), March 24, 2000, UNESP Campus (20 º 47 ’03” S, 49 º 21 ’ 36 ” W), São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, M. R. Bellini coll.. Paratypes: 3 females and 1 male, March 27, 2001; 1 male, November 28, 2000; 1 male, January 29, 2001, same host, type locality and collector as holotype; 1 female, Chamaesyce hirta  (L.) Millsp. ( Euphorbiaceae  ), April 14, 2000, Pindorama (21 º 13 ’ 43 ” S, 48 º 54 ’ 54 ” W), São Paulo, Brazil, M.A. Nunes coll..

Diagnosis

This species differs from T. arizonicus  by having setae Z 4 and Z 5 serrate; the calyx of the spermatheca more elongate; ventri­anal shield of the female subquadrate and smooth; and by the absence of macrosetae on tarsus IV.

Description

Female ( Figs. 1–5View FIGURES 1 – 7) (5 specimens measured).

Dorsum ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 7): Dorsal shield reticulate, 360 (326–381) long, 196 (185–204) wide at level of s 4; setae: j 1 19 (16–22), j 3 19 (16–22), j 4 15 (14–16), j 5 15 (14–16), j 6 20 (16–22), J 2 21 (19–22), J 5 8, z 2 14 (11–16), z 3 14, z 4 17 (16–19), z 5 13 (11–16), Z 4 34 (33–35), Z 5 40 (38–41), s 4 18 (16–19), s 6 18 (14–22), S 2 22 (22–24), S 5 17 (16–19), r 3 17 (16–19), R 1 17 (14–19). All setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5 which are serrate.

Peritreme: Extending forward to the level of j 1.

Ven te r ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 7): Sternal shield smooth, slightly longer than wide; bearing two pairs of setae (st 1 and st 2) and two pairs of lyrifissures; st 3 inserted on a weakly sclerotised plate separated from the sternal shield; distances between st 1 –st 3 62 (54–68) and between st 2 –st 2 62 (60–63). Genital shield smooth, distance between st 5 –st 5 73 (68–79). Ventrianal shield smooth, longer than wide (1.3: 1), with lateral margins slightly concave at JV 2 level, with four pairs of pre­anal setae and a pair of pores posterior to JV 2; 115 (109–122) long, 90 (84–95) wide at level of ZV 2, 81 (76–84) wide at level of anus.

Chelicera ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 7): Fixed digit 24 (22–24) long, with two teeth; movable digit 26 (24–27) long, with one tiny tooth.

Spermatheca ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 7): Calyx cylindrical, 21 (19–22) long. Atrium nodular. Legs: Macrosetae absent; chaetotaxy of geII 2,2 / 0,2 / 0,1; geIII 1,2 / 1,2 / 0,1.

Male: ( Figs. 6 and 7View FIGURES 1 – 7) (3 specimens measured).

Dorsum: Dorsal shield reticulate; 319 (299–332) long, 186 (177–196) wide at level of s 4, j 1 16, j 3 19, j 4 15 (14–16), j 5 15 (14–16), j 6 18 (16–19), J 2 21 (19–22), J 5 10 (8–11), z 2 15 (14–16), z 3 15 (14–16), z 4 17 (14–19), z 5 15 (14–16), Z 4 37 (35–41), Z 5 36 (35–38), s 4 19 (16–22), s 6 23 (19–24), S 2 23 (19–24), S 5 17 (16–19), r 3 18 (16–19), R 1 19. All setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5 which are serrate.

Peritreme: Extending forward to level of j 3.

Ve n t e r: sternogenital shield mostly smooth. Ventri­anal shield subtriangular sligthly reticulate; 122 (120–125) long and 169 (155–182) wide at anterior corners, with 4 pairs of preanal setae; one pair of pores posterior and centraly to bases of JV 2; 2 pairs of anterolateral lyrifissures ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 7).

Spermadactyl: Shaft 13 (11–14) long ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 7).

Legs: Macrosetae absent; chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in females.