Eutetranychus carinae Meyer, 1974

Toroitich, Faith J., Ueckermann, Edward A., Theron, Pieter D. & Knapp, Markus, 2009, The tetranychid mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) of Kenya and a redescription of the species Peltanobia erasmusi Meyer (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on males, Zootaxa 2176, pp. 33-47: 39-40

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Eutetranychus carinae Meyer, 1974
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Eutetranychus carinae Meyer, 1974 

This species has sub-spatulate setae, dorsolaterals and h 1 set on very weak tubercles, dorsocentrals c 1, d 1, e 1 and f 1 not set on tubercles. Solenidion of loosely associated setae on tarsus I about two thirds length of proximal tactile seta whereas that of tarsus II is same length or slightly longer than proximal tactile seta. Dorsal striations faint compared to other two species of Eutetranychus  examined.

Leg chaetotaxy as follows: tarsi 12 (1)- 10 (1)- 8 (1)- 8 (1); tibiae 9 (1)- 6 - 5-6; genua 5 - 5 - 2 - 2; femora 8 - 6 - 2 - 1; coxae 2 - 2 - 1 - 1.

Specimens examined: Three females and one male collected on Ficus burkei  ( Moraceae  ) from Alupe area, Busia district (N00° 29.870 '; E034°07.732') and two females collected on Ricinus communis  ( Euphorbiaceae  ) from Marigat, Baringo district (N00° 28.132 '; E036°00.906').

Remarks: This species was first recorded on Ficus  sp. and Morus  sp. from South Africa ( Meyer, 1974). It has been reported from several Ficus  species and it seems to show preference for the members of the family Moraceae  . This species has previously been reported from South Africa only and thus its distribution records are still very limited. They are grey in colour