Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) malawiensis , Zannou, I. D., De Moraes, G. J. & Hanna, R., 2002

Zannou, I. D., De Moraes, G. J. & Hanna, R., 2002, New species of phytoseiid mites from Mozambique and Malawi, Zootaxa 79, pp. 1-6: 4-5

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10.5281/zenodo.155922

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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) malawiensis
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2. Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) malawiensis  n. sp.

DIAGNOSIS ­ This species is similar to Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) praeacutus  (Van der Merwe, 1968), but differs from the latter by having, knobbed JV 5 and knobbed macroseta on leg IV, and by the absence of a ventral seta on genus II.

FEMALE – ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2) (10 specimens measured)

Dorsum – Dorsal shield imbricate, 277 (260­285) long and 154 (145­165) wide at widest level of the proscutum. Setae j 1 19 (18­20), j 3 24 (21­28), j 4 21 (19­24), j 5 23 (20­26), j 6 28 (25­31), J 2 32 (30­35), J 5 10 (9­10), z 2 21 (16­24), z 3 25 (20­29), z 4 28 (23­31), z 5 24 (21­25), Z 4 42 (38­45), Z 5 51 (48­55), s 4 30 (26­33), s 6 33 (29­38), S 2 33 (30­40), S 4 33 (30­35), S 5 19 (16­23), r 3 26 (23­30), R 1 24 (19­28). Setae Z 4 and Z 5 serrate; other setae smooth. Seta Z 5 blunt.

Peritreme – Extending forward to the level of insertion of j 1.

Venter – All shields distinct and smooth. Sternal shield with a median, rounded projection on posterior margin, 2 pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Setae st 3 on pair of small shields; setae st 4 on metasternal shields. Distance between setae st 1 ­st 3 56 (50­58), st 2 ­st 2 51 (48­53), st 5 ­st 5 53 (48­58). Ventrianal shield concave laterally, 88 (80­93) long, 66 (63­70) wide at level of ZV 2 and 59 (54­65) wide at level of anus, with 4 pairs of preanal setae and a pair of pores posteromesad to JV 2.

Chelicera – Movable digit 21 long, with 2 teeth; fixed digit 20 long, with 3 teeth and a pilus dentilis.

Spermatheca – Calyx 21 long, funnel shaped; atrium poorly defined.

Legs – With a single, knobbed macroseta, 19 (16­23) long, on tarsus of leg IV. Chaetotaxy of genu II 2 ­(2,2)/ 0­1; genu III 1 ­(2,2)/ 1 ­ 1.

MALE – Unknown.

LOCALITY AND TYPE MATERIAL – Holotype female from Musa  sp., 1.3 km N Salima military camp, Malawi, 8 ­VII­ 1999, leg. I. Zannou ( ESALQ / USPAbout USP); 1 paratype female from Manihot esculenta  , 10 km SSE Chiweta, Malawi, 6 ­V­ 2000, leg. I. Zannou ( ESALQ / USPAbout USP); 2 paratype females from Manihot esculenta  , 10 km SSE Chiweta, Malawi, 6 ­V­ 2000, leg. I. Zannou (IITAIM­Benin); 3 paratype females from Ficus exasperata  , 7.3 km SSE Chiweta, Malawi, 5 ­V­ 2000; leg. I. Zannou (IITAIM­Benin); 1 paratype female from Psidium guajava  , 10 km N Salima military camp, Malawi, 8 ­V­ 2000, leg. I. Zannou (ARC­PPRI); 1 paratype female from Piliostigma thonningii  , 2.3 km N Salima military camp, Malawi, 8 ­VII­ 1999, leg. I. Zannou (USNMNH); 1 paratype female from Trichodesma zeylanicum  , 2.3 km N Salima military camp, Malawi, 8 ­VII­ 1999, leg. I. Zannou (USNMNH).

ETYMOLOGY: The name malawiensis  refers to the country where the type specimens were collected.

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