Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis (Nesbitt)

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: 50-51

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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis (Nesbitt)
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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis (Nesbitt) 

Kampimodromus transvaalensis Nesbitt, 1951: 55  ; Chant & McMurtry, 1994: 281.

Typhlodromus jackmickleyi De Leon, 1958: 75  . (synonymy by Muma & Denmark, 1968: 238; Muma et al., 1970: 128; Denmark & Muma, 1973: 272; Chant et al., 1978: 1347; not synonym, according to Van der Merwe, 1968: 23). Typhlodromus pectinatus Athias-Henriot, 1958: 179  . (synonymy by Muma & Denmark, 1968: 238; Muma et al., 1970: 128; Abbasova, 1972: 18; Denmark & Muma, 1973: 272; Chant et al., 1978: 1347).

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) transvaalensis  .— Chant, 1959: 60.

Neoseiulus transvaalensis  .— Muma, 1961: 295.

Typhlodromus transvaalensis  . — Hirschmann, 1962: 2; Chant, 1965: 362; Chant & Baker, 1965: 5; Zaher, 1986: 130; Schicha, 1987: 31; Moraes & Mesa, 1988: 83; Schicha & Corpuz-Raros, 1992: 25; Ueckermann, 1992: 146.

Typhlodromus (Neoseiulus) transvaalensis  . — Pritchard & Baker, 1962: 222.

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis  . — van der Merwe, 1968: 23; Moraes et al., 2004: 355; Guanilo et al., 2008 a: 57; Ferragut et al., 2010: 168.

Clavidromus transvaalensis  . — Muma et al., 1970: 128; Swirski & Amitai, 1985: 185; Moraes et al., 1986: 182.

Anthoseius (Anthoseius) transvaalensis  .— Wainstein & Vartapetov, 1973: 104; Arutunjan, 1977: 48.

Anthoseius transvaalensis  . — Beglyarov, 1981: 21.

Clavidromus jackmickleyi  . — Swirski et al., 1998: 111.

Female (five specimens).

Dorsal shield faintly reticulate; 365 (335–407) long and 192 (170–219) wide, with 18 pairs of setae. Setae j 1 30 (27–33), j 3 41 (38–48), j 4 32 (30–37), j 5 31 (30–36), j 6 38 (36–42), J 2 44 (41–51), J 5 11 (7–14), z 2 26 (24–33), z 3 41 (37–48), z 4 45 (40–55), z 5 28 (25–37), Z 4 56 (53–63), Z 5 64 (60–71), s 4 49 (43–56), s 6 50 (47–54), S 2 54 (49–64), S 4 54 (50–60), S 5 11 (10–11), r 3 34 (31–37), R 1 41 (39–44). Dorsal idiosomal setae serrate and distally knobbed, except J 5 and S 5, smooth and sharp-tipped. Peritreme extending to region between j 3 and z 2.

Venter. Sternal shield smooth, with few lateral striae, with two pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Distances between st 1 –st 1 62 (61–65), st 2 –st 2 65 (62–73), st 3 –st 3 76 (70–83), st 4 –st 4 85 (78–88). Genital shield smooth; distance betwee st 5 –st 5 82 (78–90). Ventrianal shield subpentagonal, with transverse striae; 112 (82–131) long, 79 (73–85) wide at ZV 2 level and 87 (71–130) wide at level of anus; with three pairs of pre-anal setae and a pair of pre-anal pores. Seta JV 5 63 (60–65). Ventral setae smooth, except ZV 5, serrate. Two pairs of metapodal plates.

Spermatheca. Calyx of spermatheca trumpet-shaped, 10 (9–10) long; atrium distinct.

Gnathosoma. Corniculi parallel to each other; basal width of corniculus 6, distance between bases of corniculi 7. Movable cheliceral digit 31 (30–31) long, with one tooth; fixed digit 31 (30–32) long, with two teeth.

Legs. Macrosetae with knobbed tips: Sge IV 26 (24–28), Sti IV 28 (27–34), St IV 48 (45–51); chaetotaxy of genu II 2, 2/ 1, 2 / 0, 1; genu III 1, 2/ 1, 2 / 0, 1.

Male (one specimen) ( Figs 77–78View FIGURES 77 – 79).

Dorsal shield pattern as in female; 272 long and 180 wide. Setae j 1 22, j 3 34, j 4 29, j 5 32, j 6 39, J 2 47, J 5 9, z 2 27, z 3 37, z 4 44, z 5 31, Z 4 47, Z 5 56, s 4 44, s 6 49, S 2 49, S 4 49, S 5 14, r 3 35, R 1 43. Dorsal idiosomal setae serrate and distally knobbed, except J 5 and S 5, smooth and sharp-tipped. Peritreme extending to region between z 2 and z 3.

Venter. Distances between st 1 –st 1 48, st 2 –st 2 53, st 3 –st 3 57, st 4 –st 4 53, st 5 –st 5 42. Ventrianal shield subtriangular, with transverse striae ( Fig. 78View FIGURES 77 – 79); 116 long and 165 wide at anterior corners; with three pairs of preanal setae and a pair of pre-anal pores. Seta JV 5 57.

Gnathosoma. Movable cheliceral digit 24 long, with one tooth; fixed digit 25 long, with two teeth; dorsal and lateral lyrifissures distinct. Shaft of spermatodactyl 27 long ( Fig. 77View FIGURES 77 – 79).

Legs. Macrosetae knobbed-tipped: Sge IV 23, Sti IV 22, St IV 41; chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in female.

Specimens examined. Five females and one male from soil under cucumber plant, at Etay El Baroud, Beheira governorate, June 2005 (coll. A.A. Mohamed); one female from same substrate, at Giza governorate, January 2005 (coll. R.I.A. Abo-Shnaf).

Previous records from Egypt. as T. pectinatus  —unspecified governorate (Zaher & Shehata, 1969); as T. transvaalensis  —Alexandria, Cairo, Giza and Ismailia governorates ( Zaher, 1986); Asyut, Beni Suef, Damietta, Monufia and Qualyubia governorates ( Nasr et al., 2011).

Remarks. Typhlodromus transvaalensis  was originally described from the holotype female and a paratype female collected in South Africa. The original description was reasonably detailed, with illustrations but no measurements; complementary descriptions were listed by Demite et al. (2014). Typhlodromus pectinatus  was originally described from the holotype female collected in Algeria. The original description was rather detailed, with illustrations and setal measurements. Measurements of the specimens examined are close to those provided by Swirskii  et al. (1998).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis (Nesbitt)

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

2014
Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) transvaalensis

Ferragut 2010: 168
Guanilo 2008: 57
Moraes 2004: 355

2004
Loc

Clavidromus jackmickleyi

Swirski 1998: 111

1998
Loc

Kampimodromus transvaalensis

Chant 1994: 281Nesbitt 1951: 55

1994
Loc

Anthoseius transvaalensis

Beglyarov 1981: 21

1981
Loc

Anthoseius (Anthoseius) transvaalensis

Arutunjan 1977: 48
Wainstein 1973: 104

1973
Loc

Clavidromus transvaalensis

Moraes 1986: 182
Swirski 1985: 185
Muma 1970: 128

1970
Loc

Typhlodromus jackmickleyi

Denmark 1973: 272Denmark 1973: 272
Abbasova 1972: 18
Muma 1970: 128
Muma 1970: 128
Muma 1968: 238
Muma 1968: 238De 1958: 75Athias-Henriot 1958: 179

1968
Loc

Typhlodromus transvaalensis

Schicha 1992: 25Ueckermann 1992: 146
Moraes 1988: 83
Schicha 1987: 31
Zaher 1986: 130
Chant 1965: 5
Hirschmann 1962: 2

1962
Loc

Typhlodromus (Neoseiulus) transvaalensis

Pritchard 1962: 222

1962
Loc

Neoseiulus transvaalensis

Muma 1961: 295

1961
Loc

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) transvaalensis

Chant 1959: 60

1959