Euseius beninensis Moraes & McMurtry

Moraes, G. J. De, Ueckermann, E. A., Oliveira, A. R. & Yaninek, J. S., 2001, Phytoseiid mites of the genus Euseius (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Sub­Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 3, pp. 1-70: 13-14

publication ID

10.5072/zenodo.155429

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A6821FE8-6856-4854-B5D4-5AD02F361077

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0471C225-4063-FF87-FEB2-AAAFFD0492D8

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scientific name

Euseius beninensis Moraes & McMurtry
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Euseius beninensis Moraes & McMurtry  ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6)

Euseius beninensis Moraes & McMurtry  , in Moraes et al. (1989b: 97)

FEMALE (Specimens measured – Cameroon: 2, Sierra Leone: 1, Togo: 1).

Dorsum ­ Dorsal shield reticulate, 359(341­368) long and 273(256­285) wide. Setae j1 39(35 42), j3 26(24­ 29), j4 15(14­16), j5 16(14­18), j6 24(22­26), J2 29(26­32), J5 9(8­ 10), z2 26(24­29), z4 29(26­32), z5 18(16­21), Z1 26(24­29), Z4 32(30­34), Z5 88(85­93), s4 47(38­54), S2 37(34­42), S4 45(40­48), S5 36(35­37), r3 21(18­24), R1 17(16­18). Dorsal setae smooth.

Peritreme ­ Reaching level of j1.

Venter ­ Sternal and genital shields smooth; ventrianal shield transversally striated. Distances between ST1­ST3 57(56­58), ST2­ST2 72(69­75) and ST5­ST5 74(72­77). With 1 pair of metapodal shields. Ventrianal shield 113(107­115) long, 63(59­67) wide at ZV2 level and 76(72­78) wide at anus level.

Spermatheca ­ Calyx truncate­cone shaped, 9(8­11) long; atrium small.

Legs ­ Macrosetae knobbed: SgeI 20(16­22), SgeII 29(29­30), SgeIII 42(40­46), StiIII 26(24­29), SgeIV 62(61­64), StiIV 34(30­37), StIV 60(58­62).

SPECIMENS EXAMINED: Cameroon: 11 km W. Diang, Persea americana  , 4­I­91, L. Louis; 105 km N. Kribi, on Elaeis guineensis  , 8­II­91, L. Louis. Sierra Leone: Njala University, Freetown, on Mangifera indica  , 12­XII­91, J.S. Yaninek. Togo: Lome, on unidentified plant, 14­XI­89, J.S. Yaninek.