Tetra lycopersici , Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005

Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005, Five new species of the genus Te t r a Keifer (Acari: Eriophyoidea) from China, Zootaxa 1067, pp. 37-48: 46

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170236

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CBA5DC0E-CFD3-4AF8-AC45-91261AAC0790

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DA87C8-FF95-FF97-FEAC-0EF2FC842F70

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scientific name

Tetra lycopersici
status

n. sp.

Tetra lycopersici  n. sp. ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5)

Female: (n = 11) Body fusiform, 198 long, 60 wide, 65 thick. Gnathosoma 20, projecting obliquely down. Prodorsal shield 38 long, 58 wide; median line and admedian lines short, connected at basal 1 / 6, admedian lines formed a large cell, submedian lines present. Dorsal tubercles on rear shield margin, 40 apart, scapular setae (sc) 14 projecting posteriorly. Coxal area with short lines; sternal line present, anterolateral setae on coxisternum I (1 b) 8, proximal setae on coxisternum I (1 a) 15, proximal setae on coxisternum II (2 a) 40. Legs I 35 long, femur 10, basiventral femoral setae (bv) 12; genu 5 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 30 long; tibia 8, paraxial tibial setae (l') 5, located 1 / 4 from dorsal base; tarsus 7 long; tarsal empodium simple, 4 ­rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Legs II 30 long, femur 8, basiventral femoral setae (bv) 14; genu 5 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 7 long; tibia 5; tarsus 7 long; tarsal empodium simple, 4 ­rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Dorsal opisthosoma with 27 annuli, smooth, ventrally with 93 microtuberculate annuli. Setae c 2 25 on ventral annulus 11; setae d 65 on ventral annulus 26; setae e 16 on ventral annulus 41; setae f 26 on 6 th ventral annulus from rear. Setae h 1 absent. Female genitalia 15 long, 23 wide, coverflap with 10 longitudinal ridges, proximal setae on coxisternum (3 a) 15 long.

Male: (n = 1) 175 long, 60 wide; genitalia 7 long, 20 wide, proximal setae on coxisternum III (3 a) 11 long.

Type date: Holotype, female, from Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.  ( Solanaceae  ), Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China, 30 May 2004, coll. X.­F. Xue. Paratypes, 10 females and 1 male, with the same data as holotype.

Relation to host: Vagrant on leaf surface. No damage to the host was observed.

Etymology: Derived from the generic name of the type host plant, Lycopersicon  .

Note: This species is similar to Tetra cleomis Kuang, 1991  , but can be differentiated by the median line only present at base and female coverflap without transverse lines at base (with three transverse lines in T. cleomis  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Eriophyidae

Genus

Tetra