Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae Porath & Swirski

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: 52-54

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Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae Porath & Swirski 

Typhlodromus athiasae Porath & Swirski, 1965: 90  ; Swirski & Amitai, 1965: 135; McMurtry, 1977: 22; Ragusa, 1977: 383; Swirski & Ragusa; 1977: 78; Swirski & Amitai, 1985: 184; Moraes et al., 1986: 241; Zaher, 1986: 126; Çobanoǧlu, 1989 b: 172; Denmark, 1992 b: 21; Swirski et al., 1998: 118.

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae  . — Ehara, 1966: 19; Moraes et al., 2004: 360; Papadoulis et al., 2009: 147; Barbar et al., 2013: 255.

Typhlodromus perbibus Wainstein & Arutunjan, 1968: 1242  . (synonymy by Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1792; Denmark, 1992 b: 21).

Typhlodromus pelargonicus El-Badry, 1968 b: 142  . (synonymy by Abbasova, 1972: 18; Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1792; Denmark, 1992 b: 21).

Typhlodromus hellenicus Swirski & Ragusa, 1977: 75  . (synonymy by Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1792; Denmark, 1992 b: 21).

Typhlodromus athiasae athiasae  . — Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1791; Karg, 1989 b: 279.

Typhlodromus athiasae perbibus  . — Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1792; Karg, 1989 b: 279; 1991: 35; 1993: 218; Swirski et al., 1998: 118.

Typhlodromus siwa El-Badry, 1967 a: 183  . (synonymy by Chant & Yoshida-Shaul, 1987: 1791; Denmark, 1992 b: 21).

Female (holotype female of Typhlodromus pelargonicus  and five additional females).

Dorsal shield reticulate; 344 (327–371) [329] long and 176 (164–190) [163] wide, with 17 pairs of setae. Setae j 1 27 (25–28) [26], j 3 34 (33–35) [33], j 4 21 (20–22) [22], j 5 21 (20–23) [20], j 6 24 (22–25) [23], J 2 27 (26–28) [27], J 5 6 (6–7) [6], z 2 21 (21–22) [21], z 3 30 (29–32) [29], z 4 29 (29–31) [30], z 5 21 (18–23) [21], Z 4 52 (51–54) [50], Z 5 74 (71–78) [70], s 4 33 (31–36) [32], s 6 40 (38–42) [38], S 2 40 (30–44) [40], S 4 44 (42–45) [40], r 3 32 (29–33) [28], R 1 31 (29–32) [30]. Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, slightly serrate. Peritreme extending to region between j 3 and z 2.

Venter. Sternal shield smooth, with two pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Distances between st 1 –st 1 57 (56–61) [57], st 2 –st 2 60 (56–64) [57], st 3 –st 3 77 (69–90) [68], st 4 –st 4 84 (77–88) [69]. Genital shield smooth, with lateral extentions; distance between st 5 –st 5 61 (50–68) [64]. Ventrianal shield subpentagonal, with transverse striae; 111 (104–124) [107] long, 97 (91–106) [100] wide at ZV 2 level and 90 (86–94) [94] wide at level of anus; with four pairs of pre-anal setae and no pores. Seta JV 5 62 (60–65) [65]. Ventral setae smooth. Two pairs of metapodal plates.

Spermatheca. Calyx of spermatheca tubular 21 (19–22) [21] long; atrium indistinct.

Gnathosoma. Corniculi parallel to each other; basal width of corniculus 5, distance between bases of corniculi 9. Movable cheliceral digit 29 (28–30) [29] long, with 1 [1] tooth; fixed digit 29 (28–29) [28] long, with 3 [3] teeth.

Legs. Macrosetae blunt or with tiny distal knobs ( Fig. 79View FIGURES 77 – 79): Sge IV 25 (22–27) [28], Sti IV 27 (26–28) [30], St IV 55 (52–60) [53]; 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; 244 long and 146 wide. Setae j 1 20, j 3 27, j 4 17, j 5 17, j 6 19, J 2 18, J 5 7, z 2 17, z 3 21, z 4 20, z 5 16, Z 4 40, Z 5 50, s 4 25, s 6 29, S 2 30, S 4 25, r 3 22, R 1 20. Dorsal setae smooth, except Z 4 and Z 5, slightly serrate. Peritreme extending to region between z 2 and z 3.

Venter. Distances between st 1 –st 1 44, st 2 –st 2 51, st 3 –st 3 55, st 4 –st 4 43, st 5 –st 5 41. Ventrianal shield subtriangular, strongly reticulate; 100 long and 144 wide at anterior corners; with four pairs of pre-anal setae and no pores. Seta JV 5 31.

Gnathosoma. Movable cheliceral digit 23 long, with one tooth; fixed digit 24 long, with three teeth. Shaft of spermatodactyl 23 long.

Legs. Macrosetae blunt or with tiny distal knobs: Sge IV 18, Sti IV 20, St IV 36; chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in female.

Specimens examined. Holotype female of T. pelargonicus  from P. zonale  leaves, at Shubra, Cairo governorate, October 1965 (coll. E.A. El-Badry); one female from eggplant leaves, at Damietta governorate, March 2006 (coll. M.A. El-Borolossy); one female from eggplant leaves, at Demu Village, Senuris, Fayoum governorate, July 2006 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female and one male from okra leaves, at same locality, October 2006 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female from mango leaves at same locality, June 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); seven females from soil under cucumber plant, at Giza governorate, April-May 2005 (coll. A.A. Mohamed); one female from soil under eggplant, at Qualyubia governorate, August 2006 (coll. A.K. Nasr); one female from eggplant leaves, at Sharkia governorate, July 2006 (coll. A.K. Nasr); one female from mango leaves, at the Faculty of Agriculture Farm, Cairo University, Giza governorate, July 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female from soil under A. graveolens  plant, at Orman Botanical Garden, Giza governorate, August 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female from soil under Ocimum basilicum  L. ( Lamiaceae  ) plant, at same locality, November 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf); one female from O. majorana  leaves, at same locality, November 2012 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf).

Previous records from Egypt. as T. athiasae  —Giza and Monufia governorates ( Zaher, 1986); Nile Delta region (Rasmy & Abou-Awad, 1972); unspecified governorate (Zaher & Shehata, 1969); as T. pelargonicus  —Giza governorate ( Zaher, 1986); Cairo governorate ( El-Badry, 1968 b); Qualyubia governorate ( Zaher, 1986); as T. siwa  —Fayoum and Giza governorates ( Romeih et al., 2010 b); Siwa  Oasis  ( El-Badry, 1967 a; Zaher, 1986); unspecified governorate (Zaher & Shehata, 1969).

Remarks. Typhlodromus athiasae  was originally described from the holotype female, eight paratype females and two paratype males collected in Israel. The original description was reasonably detailed, with illustrations and setal measurements; complementary descriptions were listed by Demite et al. (2014). Typhlodromus siwa  was originally described from the holotype female and a paratype female collected in Siwa  Oasis  , Egypt. The original description was brief, with illustrations but without setal measurements. Typhlodromus pelargonicus  was originally described only from the holotype female collected in Shubra, Cairo governorate, Egypt. The original description was reasonably detailed, with illustrations and setal measurements.

Measurements of the examined specimens are close to those provided in the original description of T. athiasae  , for both females and males, and those provided by Chant & Yoshida-Shaul (1987) for females. However, the type specimens of T. athiasae  are mentioned to have a single macroseta, on basitarsus of leg IV. Measurements of the specimens examined are close to those reported by Zaher (1986) for a single female of T. pelargonicus  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae Porath & Swirski

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

2014
Loc

Typhlodromus perbibus

Denmark 1992: 21
Chant 1987: 1792Wainstein 1968: 1242

1987
Loc

Typhlodromus hellenicus

Denmark 1992: 21
Chant 1987: 1792Swirski 1977: 75

1987
Loc

Typhlodromus athiasae athiasae

Karg 1989: 279
Chant 1987: 1791

1987
Loc

Typhlodromus athiasae perbibus

Swirski 1998: 118
Karg 1989: 279
Chant 1987: 1792

1987
Loc

Typhlodromus siwa

Denmark 1992: 21
Chant 1987: 1791El-Badry 1967: 183

1987
Loc

Typhlodromus pelargonicus

Denmark 1992: 21
Chant 1987: 1792
Abbasova 1972: 18El-Badry 1968: 142

1972
Loc

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) athiasae

Barbar 2013: 255
Papadoulis 2009: 147
Moraes 2004: 360
Ehara 1966: 19

1966
Loc

Typhlodromus athiasae

Swirski 1998: 118
Denmark 1992: 21
Cobanoglu 1989: 172
Moraes 1986: 241
Zaher 1986: 126
Swirski 1985: 184
McMurtry 1977: 22
Swirski 1977: 78Porath 1965: 90
Swirski 1965: 135

1965