Typhlodromus hellei Hassan, Afifi & Nawar

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: 56-57

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3865.1.1

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Typhlodromus hellei Hassan, Afifi & Nawar
status

 

Typhlodromus hellei Hassan, Afifi & Nawar 

Typhlodromus hellei Hassan, Afifi & Nawar  , in Hassan et al., 1986: 207.

Previous records from Egypt. Matrouh governorate ( Hassan et al., 1986).

Remarks. No additional specimens of this species were found in this study. It was originally described from the holotype female and an unstated number of paratypes collected in Marsa Matrouh, Matrouh governorate, Egypt. The original description was brief, with simplified illustrations and only measurements of the idiosoma. It does not allow a reliable identification of the genus to which it belongs. The shape of the calyx of the spermatheca, the number of idiosomal setae and their position (except the putative Z 1 and R 1) suggest that it could belong to Neoseiulella Muma. However  , the positions of Z 1 and R 1 seem odd, the former excessively anterior and the latter excessively posterior to their usual positions. Alternatively, it could belong to Kuzinellus Wainstein  , but in that case the positions of the putative z 6 (the seta interpreted as Z 1 in the previous option) and R 1 would also be odd, the former more posterior and the latter excessively posterior to their usual positions; in addition, in this case the cupshaped calyx would not be typical for the genus; according to Chant & McMurtry (2007), most species of this genus have the spermatheca with calyx elongate and tubular.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus hellei Hassan, Afifi & Nawar

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

2014
Loc

Typhlodromus hellei

Hassan 1986: 207

1986