Israelimeria persica, Alijani, Masoumeh, Shayanmehr, Masoumeh, Skarżyński, Dariusz, Piwnik, Agata & Smolis, Adrian, 2015

Alijani, Masoumeh, Shayanmehr, Masoumeh, Skarżyński, Dariusz, Piwnik, Agata & Smolis, Adrian, 2015, New record of the genus Israelimeria Weiner & Kaprus’, 2005 (Collembola: Neanuridae: Pseudachorutinae) from Iran, with description of a new species, Zootaxa 4000 (2), pp. 268-274 : 269-270

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4000.2.4

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6112615

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C75B38-197F-FFA9-07B1-9F27FF298F12

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scientific name

Israelimeria persica
status

sp. nov.

Israelimeria persica sp. nov.

( Figs 1–10 View FIGURES 1 – 2 View FIGURES 3 – 5 View FIGURES 6 – 7 View FIGURES 8 – 10 )

Type material (all on slides). Holotype, male, Iran, Babol city, Bad-Pay-Sharghi area, near Imam Zadeh Abbass (N 36 ° 33.0792 ′, E 52 ° 40.737 ′, - 1 m a.s.l.), soil in citrus orchard, 13.iv. 2013, leg. M. Alijani. Paratypes: 2 females, 2 males, same data as holotype.

Etymology. Named after the historical name of Iran, Persia.

Description. Body length 2.1–3 mm. Habitus as in Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 2 . Colour of the body (in alcohol) bluish-grey, ocular plate bluish-black. Granulation rather coarse, regular. Antennae shorter than head. Antennal segment I with 10 setae, antennal segment II with 12 setae. Antennae III and IV fused dorsally and separated ventrally. Antennal segment III organ composed of two small, subcylindrical internal sensilla, two long subcylindrical guard sensilla and two guard setae between them; ventral microsensillum present. Antennal segment IV with trilobed apical vesicle, dorsoexternal microsensillum and 7 subcylindrical sensilla (e 1–3, d 1–2, i 1, i 1 ’) (as in Figs 3-4 View FIGURES 3 – 5 in Weiner & Kaprus’ (2005).

Postantennal organ absent. Ocelli 4 + 4 with 4–5 ocular setae between them ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 6 – 7 ). Buccal cone elongated. Mandible with 6 teeth (including two strong basal teeth, two central denticles and two medium apical teeth). Maxilla styliform with two pointed lamellae ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 10 ). Labral chaetotaxy: 2 / 222. Labium without seta L as in Fig. 5 View FIGURES 3 – 5 in Weiner & Kaprus’ (2005).

Dorsal chaetotaxy as in Figs 2–6 View FIGURES 1 – 2 View FIGURES 3 – 5 View FIGURES 6 – 7 . Setae very short, body sensilla (s) distinctly longer. Sensillar formula per half tergum: 022/ 11111. Head without setae a0 and with two setae d0. Thoracic tergum I with 4–6 + 4–6 setae. Thoracic terga II–III without setae a 2. Microsensilla on thoracic tergum II present. Thoracic sterna without setae. Ventral tube with 6–7 + 6–7 setae. Furca absent. 5–6 microchaetae in furcal area ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 6 – 7 ). Each anal valve with two setae hr.

Tibiotarsi I, II and III with 18, 18 and 17 setae, respectively (seta M absent, seta B 7 absent on tibiotarsus III). Femora I, II and III with 12 –13, 13 and 10–11 setae, trochanters I, II and III with 5 –6, 5–6, 5– 6 setae, coxae I, II and III with 2 –3, 6– 7 and 7 setae, subcoxae “ 2 ” I, II and III with 0, 2 and 2 setae, subcoxae “ 1 ” I, II and III with 4 – 5, 5 and 5 setae, respectively. Claw with inner tooth and without lateral teeth. Empodial appendage absent ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 8 – 10 ).

Remarks. I. persica sp. nov. differs from I. poliakovae in large mandibles with two strong basal teeth, two central denticles and two medium apical teeth (versus small mandibles with 6 teeth in which 4 denticles) and many chaetotactic features e.g.: 4–5 ocular setae (versus 7), 5–6 microchaetae in furcal area (versus 8), ventral tube with 6–7 + 6–7 setae (versus 9–10 + 9–10), subcoxae “ 1 ” I, II and III with 4 –5, 5 and 5 setae respectively (versus 6, 7, 7).