Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) citri Hassan & Romeih

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: 43

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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) citri Hassan & Romeih
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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) citri Hassan & Romeih 

Typhlodromus citri Hassan & Romeih  , in Romeih et al., 2005: 49.

Female (holotype).

Dorsal shield strongly reticulate; 365 long and 196 wide, with 18 pairs of setae. Setae j 1 26, j 3 31, j 4 18, j 5 20, j 6 27, J 2 30, J 5 11, z 2 21, z 3 27, z 4 27, z 5 20, Z 4 57, Z 5 67, s 4 31, s 6 36, S 2 42, S 4 35, S 5 34, r 3 32, R 1 26. Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, serrate. Peritreme extending to region between z 3 and z 4.

Venter. Sternal shield smooth, with few lateral striae, with two pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Distances between st 1 –st 1 56, st 2 –st 2 64, st 3 –st 3 73, st 4 –st 4 81. Genital shield smooth, with lateral extensions; distance between st 5 –st 5 68. Ventrianal shield subpentagonal, with sparse transverse striae anteriorly and reticulate posteriorly; 122 long, 91 wide at ZV 2 level and 77 wide at level of anus; with four pairs of pre-anal setae and no pores. Seta JV 5 60. Ventral setae smooth. Two pairs of metapodal plates.

Spermatheca. Calyx of spermatheca fundibular, 17 long; atrium distinct.

Gnathosoma. Corniculi parallel to each other; basal width of corniculus 5, distance between bases of corniculi 6. Movable cheliceral digit 27 long, with one tooth; fixed digit 28 long, with three teeth.

Legs. Macroseta with distal knob: St IV 48; chaetotaxy of genu II 2, 2/ 0, 2 / 0, 1; genu III 1, 2/ 1, 2 / 0, 1.

Male (one paratype).

Dorsal shield pattern as in female; 265 long and 180 wide. Setae j 1 19, j 3 26, j 4 16, j 5 18, j 6 19, J 2 22, J 5 9, z 2 19, z 3 20, z 4 21, z 5 16, Z 4 43, Z 5 51, s 4 25, s 6 30, S 2 31, S 4 28, S 5 22, r 3 23, R 1 20. Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, serrate. Peritreme extending to region between z 3 and z 4.

Venter. Distances between st 1 –st 1 47, st 2 –st 2 52, st 3 –st 3 55, st 4 –st 4 46, st 5 –st 5 43. Ventrianal shield subtriangular, reticulate; 107 long and 149 wide at anterior corners; with four pairs of pre-anal setae and no pores. Seta JV 5 34.

Gnathosoma. Movable cheliceral digit 23 long, with one tooth; fixed digit 20 long, with three teeth. Shaft of spermatodactyl 26 long.

Legs. Macroseta with distal knob: St IV 41; chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in female.

Specimens examined. Holotype female and one paratype male from citrus leaves, at Senuris, Fayoum governorate, December 2003 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf).

Previous records from Egypt. Fayoum governorate ( Romeih et al., 2005).

Remarks. This species was originally described from the holotype female and an unstated number of paratypes collected in Fayoum governorate, Egypt. The original description was detailed, with illustrations and setal measurements. Measurements of this species are close to those of the original description, except S 4 (26 in holotype).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) citri Hassan & Romeih

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

2014
Loc

Typhlodromus citri

Romeih 2005: 49

2005