Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor),

Abo-Shnaf, Reham I. A. & De, Gilberto J., 2014, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Egypt, with new records, descriptions of new species, and a key to species, Zootaxa 3865 (1), pp. 1-71: 24

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Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)
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Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) 

Lasioseius marinus Willmann 1952: 146 View Cited Treatment   . (synonymy by Chant, 1959: 79; not synonym, according to Schuster & Pritchard, 1963: 271 and Tixier et al., 2008: 463).

Typhlodromus californicus McGregor, 1954: 89  ; 1956: 8.

Typhlodromus mungeri  .— McGregor, 1954: 92. (synonymy by Athias-Henriot, 1959: 137; Schuster & Pritchard, 1963: 271; McMurtry, 1977: 21; Chant & McMurtry, 2003: 21).

Typhlodromus chilenensis Dosse, 1958: 55  . (synonymy by Athias-Henriot, 1977: 62; El-Banhawy, 1979: 113; McMurtry & Badii, 1989: 399; Chant & McMurtry, 2003: 21; not synonym, according to Gonzalez & Schuster, 1962: 11).

Amblyseius californicus  .— Schuster & Pritchard, 1963: 271; McMurtry, 1977: 21; El-Banhawy, 1979: 113; Pickett & Gilstrap, 1984: 126.

Cydnodromus californicus  . — Athias-Henriot, 1977: 62.

Neoseiulus californicus  .— Moraes et al., 1986: 73; 2004: 109; McMurtry & Badii, 1989: 398; Denmark, et al., 1999: 71; Chant & McMurtry, 2003: 21; Guanilo et al., 2008 b: 27; 2008 c: 19; Tixier et al., 2008: 455; Papadoulis et al., 2009: 89; Ferragut et al., 2010: 82; Xu et al., 2013: 332.

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) californicus  . — Ueckermann & Loots, 1988: 150; Ehara et al., 1994: 126.

Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) californicus  .— Ehara & Amano, 1998: 33.

Female (five specimens).

Dorsal shield strongly reticulate; 379 (345–399) long and 178 (173–180) wide, with 17 pairs of setae. Setae j 1 24 (23–25), j 3 35 (34–37), j 4 25 (24–26), j 5 26 (25–27), j 6 30 (30–31), J 2 33 (31–35), J 5 14 (14), z 2 33 (31–36), z 4 34 (32–36), z 5 26 (25–26), Z 1 33 (31–34), Z 4 53 (46–57), Z 5 71 (63–77), s 4 42 (41–44), S 2 42 (40–44), S 4 39 (36–41), S 5 32 (30–33), r 3 26 (23–27), R 1 24 (23–26). Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, serrate. Peritreme extending forward to level of j 1.

Venter. Sternal shield strongly reticulate, with three pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Distances between st 1 –st 1 55 (51–59), st 2 –st 2 62 (60–63), st 3 –st 3 73 (69–75), st 4 –st 4 94 (72–112). Genital shield striate; distance between st 5 –st 5 70 (66–74). Ventrianal shield subpentagonal, reticulate; 127 (120–137) long, 110 (102–117) wide at ZV 2 level and 97 (80–105) wide at level of anus; with three pairs of pre-anal setae and a pair of pre-anal pores. Seta JV 5 59 (57–60). Ventral setae smooth. Two pairs of metapodal plates.

Spermatheca. Calyx of spermatheca cup-shaped, 12 (11–13) long; atrium distinct.

Gnathosoma. Corniculi slightly convergent distally; basal width of corniculus 5, distance between bases of corniculi 7. Movable cheliceral digit 28 (27–29) long, with three teeth; fixed digit 28 (27–29) long, with 4–5 teeth.

Legs. Macroseta sharp-tipped: St IV 54 (51–56); chaetotaxy of genu II 2, 2/ 0, 2 / 0, 1; genu III 1, 2/ 1, 2 / 0, 1.

Male (one specimen).

Dorsal shield pattern as in female; 296 long and 175 wide. Setae j 1 20, j 3 29, j 4 21, j 5 19, j 6 24, J 2 28, J 5 12, z 2 25, z 4 29, z 5 18, Z 1 25, Z 4 49, Z 5 57, s 4 34, S 2 35, S 4 31, S 5 27, r 3 21, R 1 22. Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, serrate. Peritreme extending to region between j 3 and z 2.

Venter. Distances between st 1 –st 1 51, st 2 –st 2 58, st 3 –st 3 62, st 4 –st 4 51, st 5 –st 5 44. Ventrianal shield subtriangular, strongly reticulate; 113 long and 178 wide at anterior corners; with three pairs of pre-anal setae and a pair of pre-anal pores. Seta JV 5 36.

Gnathosoma. Movable cheliceral digit 22 long, with one tooth; fixed digit 23 long, with three teeth. Shaft of spermatodactyl 18 long.

Legs. Macroseta sharp-tipped: St IV 41; chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in female.

Specimens examined. Two females from common bean leaves, at Senuris, Fayoum governorate, June 2007 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); three females and one male from strawberry leaves, at the Faculty of Agriculture Farm, Cairo University, Giza governorate, June 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female from S. nigrum  leaves, at Ismailia governorate, June 2007 (coll. A.K. Nasr).

Remarks. Neoseiulus californicus  was originally described from the holotype male collected in California, USA. The original description was reasonably detailed, with illustrations, but no measurements; complementary descriptions were listed by Demite et al. (2014). This is the first report of this species from Egypt. Measurements of the specimens collected are close to those provided by Schuster & Pritchard (1963) and Guanilo et al. (2008 b). As reported by those authors, the specimens examined in this study have a single macroseta, on basitarsus of leg IV.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Neoseiulus

Loc

Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor)

Abo-Shnaf, Reham I. A. & De, Gilberto J. 2014
2014
Loc

Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) californicus

Ehara 1998: 33
1998
Loc

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) californicus

Ehara 1994: 126
Ueckermann 1988: 150
1988
Loc

Neoseiulus californicus

Xu 2013: 332
Ferragut 2010: 82
Papadoulis 2009: 89
Guanilo 2008: 27
Tixier 2008: 455
Chant 2003: 21
Denmark 1999: 71
McMurtry 1989: 398
Moraes 1986: 73
1986
Loc

Typhlodromus chilenensis

Chant 2003: 21
McMurtry 1989: 399
El-Banhawy 1979: 113
Athias-Henriot 1977: 62
Gonzalez 1962: 11
Dosse 1958: 55
1977
Loc

Cydnodromus californicus

Athias-Henriot 1977: 62
1977
Loc

Amblyseius californicus

Pickett 1984: 126
El-Banhawy 1979: 113
McMurtry 1977: 21
Schuster 1963: 271
1963
Loc

Lasioseius marinus

Tixier 2008: 463
Schuster 1963: 271
Chant 1959: 79
Willmann 1952: 146
1959
Loc

Typhlodromus mungeri

Chant 2003: 21
McMurtry 1977: 21
Schuster 1963: 271
Athias-Henriot 1959: 137
McGregor 1954: 92
1954
Loc

Typhlodromus californicus

McGregor 1954: 89