Amblyseius acalyphus,

Lofego, A. C., De Moraes, G. J. & Castro, L. A. S., 2004, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Myrtaceae in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Zootaxa 516, pp. 1-18: 2

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.157769

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3506922

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scientific name

Amblyseius acalyphus
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Amblyseius acalyphus  Denmark & Muma

Amblyseius acalyphus  Denmark & Muma, 1973: 243; 1989: 75; Moraes et al., 1986: 6; 2004: 12; Feres & Moraes, 1998: 125.

Specimens examined: São Carlos: Myrcia guianensis  , V­ 2000 (1), VII­ 2000 (1); Myrcia venulosa  , I­ 2000 (1), V­ 2000 (1). Pirassununga: Campomanesia pubescens  , X­ 2001 (1), IX­ 2001 (1); M. guianensis  , V­ 2000 (5), X­ 2001 (1); M. venulosa  , I­ 2000 (2); V­ 2000 (6), IV­ 2001 (2), VII­ 2001 (17); Psidium guajava  , I­ 2000 (10), V­ 2000 (11); Psidium guineense  , I­ 2000 (6), V­ 2000 (4), VII­ 2000 (3), XI­ 2000 (2). Luiz Antônio: C. pubescens  , VII­ 2000 (10); X­ 2000 (3), X­ 2001 (3); Myrcia bella  , V­ 2000 (1), IX­ 2000 (1); M. guianensis  , VII­ 2000 (2); Psidium cinereum  , V­ 2000 (1).

Associated phytophagous mites: Abacarus  sp. ( Eriophyidae  ) on P. guajava  and P. guineense  ; Cosella  sp. and Mesalox  sp. ( Eriophyidae  ) on P. guineense  ; Tenuipalpus  sp. ( Tenuipalpidae  ) on M. guianensis  , M. venulosa  , M. bellla  and P. guajava  ; Oligonychus  sp. ( Tetranychidae  ) on P. cinereum  ; Oligonychus psidii Flechtmann  on P. guajava  .

Previous records: Brazil — São Paulo; Mato Grosso ( Ferla & Moraes, 2002).

Remarks: The measurements of 7 adult females collected are similar to those given in the original description. However, Z 5 is about 20 % shorter. This difference was also recorded by Feres & Moraes (1998) and Ferla & Moraes (2002). The average measurements of females followed by the respective ranges (in parentheses) are: dorsal shield length 351 (325–375), width 228 (215–238), j 1 27 (25–28), j 3 38 (38–40), j 4 6 (5–8), j 5 5 (5–6), j 6 6 (5–8), J 2 7 (5–9), J 5 7 (5–9), z 2 12 (10–13), z 4 9 (8–11), z 5 5 (5–6), Z 1 8 (6– 10), Z 4 77 (73–80), Z 5 179 (160–193), s 4 62 (58–65), S 2 9 (8–11), S 4 9 (8–10), S 5 9 (8– 10), r 3 13 (10–15), R 1 11 (8–13), Sge I 36 (33–38), Sge II 36 (35–38), Sge III 47 (43–50), Sti III 33 (30–35), Sge IV 78 (70–90), Sti IV 53 (50–55), St 55 (53–58), St 1 –St 3 56 (55– 58), St 2 –St 2 73 (70–75), St 5 –St 5 77 (75–80), length of ventrianal shied 111 (105–113), width at ZV 2 level 77 (75–80), width at anus level 77 (7–83), length of calyx of spermatheca 8 (8–10).

The measurements of a single male are: dorsal shield length 258, width 160, j 1 20, j 3 30, j 4 5, j 5 5, j 6 5, J 2 5, J 5 5, z 2 8, z 4 6, z 5 5, Z 1 6, Z 4 58, Z 5 113, s 4 43, R 1 8, Sge I 25, Sge II 25, Sge III 33, Sti III 25, Sge IV 50, Sti IV 33, St IV 40, width of ventrianal shield 140 at anterior corners, length of shaft of spermadactyl 15. This is the first description of a male of this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Amblyseius

Loc

Amblyseius acalyphus

Lofego, A. C., De Moraes, G. J. & Castro, L. A. S. 2004
2004
Loc

Amblyseius acalyphus

Feres 1998: 125
Moraes 1986: 6
Denmark 1973: 243
1973