Rafapicobia dendrocolaptesi, Skoracki, Maciej & Solarczyk, Piotr, 2012

Skoracki, Maciej & Solarczyk, Piotr, 2012, New picobiin mites (Acari: Syringophilidae: Picobiinae) associated with woodcreeper birds (Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae), Zootaxa 3406, pp. 59-66: 60-62

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.212790

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/2C499437-FFAB-FFC0-8198-0FA0374227EE

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Plazi

scientific name

Rafapicobia dendrocolaptesi
status

sp. nov.

Rafapicobia dendrocolaptesi  sp. nov.

( Figs. 1–12View FIGURES 1, 2View FIGURES 3 – 10View FIGURES 11, 12)

NON-PHYSOGASTRIC FEMALE, holotype. Total body length 505 (450–550 in 5 paratypes). Gnathosoma  . Each medial branch of peritremes with 4–5 chambers, each lateral branch short, with ill-defined chambers. Movable cheliceral digit edentate in posterior part. Stylophore 120 (120–130) long. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield entire, shirtlike, punctate on whole surface, bearing bases of setae vi, ve, si, se, and c 1. Length ratio of setae vi: ve: si 1: 1.3–1.6: 2–2.5. Setae c 1 and se situated at same transverse level. Setae vi, ve and si strongly beaded, c 1, c 2 and se lightly beaded. Two small hysteronotal shields around bases of setae d 1 present. Pygidial shield well developed, surface minutely punctate. Setae f 2 4.8–5.5 times longer than f 1. Setae f 1 about twice as long as h 1. Setae h 2 more than 30 times longer than h 1. Aggenital plate absent. Aggenital setae ag 1 situated anterior to level of setae ag 2. Setae ag 1 and ag 3 subequal in length, both more than 10 times longer than ag 2. Two pairs of pseudanal setae and 1 pair of genital setae short and subequal in length. All coxal fields well developed, I and II apunctate, III and IV punctate. Setae 3 c about twice as long as 3 b. Hysteronotal setae d 1, d 2, e 2 lightly beaded. Legs. Most of dorsal and lateral setae of legs I –IV lightly beaded. Antaxial and paraxial members of claws III and IV subequal in size. Setae tc" of legs III –IV about 1.5 times longer than tc'III –IV. Lengths of setae: vi 30 (25–40), ve 55 (45–60), si 80 (75–80), se 140 (130–140), c 1 210 (170–210), c 2 190 (155–180), d 1 125 (115–125), d 2 190 (165–180), e 2 180 (155–175), f 1 25 (20–25), f 2 135 (100–130), h 1 (10), h 2 385 (320–355), ps 1 and ps 2 7 (7), g 1 15 (10–15), ag 1 150 (130–145), ag 2 15 (10–15), ag 3 155 (130–150), tc'III – IV 35 (25–35), tc" III –IV 60 (50–60), 3 b and 4 b 30 (30), 3 c and 4 c 55 (55–60), l’RIII and l’RIV 20 (20).

PHYSOGASTRIC FEMALE. Body bulb-shaped outline, 665–995 long in 2 paratypes. Morphology of body and legs as in non-physogastric form.

MALE. Total body length 380–395 in 4 paratypes. Gnathosoma  . Hypostomal apex tapering. Each medial branch of peritremes with 3–4 chambers, each lateral branch with ill-defined chambers. Movable cheliceral digit edentate in posterior part. Stylophore 90–100 long. Idiosoma  . Propodonotal shield entire, punctate on whole surface, bearing all propodonotal setae except c 2. All propodonotal setae lightly beaded. Length ratio of setae vi: ve: si 1: 2.3: 4.3–5. Setae c 1 and se situated at same transverse level. Hysteronotal shield well sclerotized, entire, punctate, not fused to pygidial shield. Setae d 2 4.3–5.3 times longer than d 1 and e 2. Pygidial shield well developed and punctate. Setae h 2 more than 10 times longer than f 2. Two large aggenital plates present, bases of setae ag 1 situated on posterior margin of these shields. Length ratio of setae ag 1: ag 2 3.3–4.3: 1. Coxal fields I –IV well developed, III and IV punctate. Setae 3 c about twice as long as 3 b. Legs. Most of dorsal and lateral setae of legs I –IV lightly beaded. Antaxial and paraxial members of claws III and IV subequal in size. Setae tc"III –IV about 1.5 times longer than tc'III –VI. Lengths of setae: vi 15–20, ve 25–35, si 65–75, se 90–100, c 1 105–125, c 2 85–95, d 1 10–15, d 2 65–80, e 2 10 –15, f 2 15, h 2 180–190, ag 1 50–65, ag 2 10–15, tc'III – IV 20–25, tc" III –IV 30–40.

Etymology. The name of this species refers to the generic name of the host— Dendrocolaptes  .

Type material. Female holotype (non-physogastric form) and paratypes: 5 females (non-physogastric form), 2 females (physogastric form) and 4 males from Dendrocolaptes platyrostris Spix  ( Dendrocolaptidae  ); PARA- GUAY: Apa-Bergland, 22 November 1931, coll. Krieg. Host specimen deposited in the ZSM. Mites removed by M. Skoracki.

Type material deposition. All type material is deposited in the AMU (Reg. No. AMU –SYR. 377), except 1 female paratype (non-physogastric form) in the ZSM (Reg. No. ZSM 20112013) and 1 female paratype (non-physogastric form) in the ZISP (Reg. No. ZSM 20112012).

Additional material. From Dendrocolaptes picumnus Lichtenstein  ( Dendrocolaptidae  ): 3 females (physogastric form), 1 male, 3 nymphs and 1 larva; ARGENTINA: Jujuy Province, 14 July 1908. Host specimen deposited in the ZSM. Mites removed by M. Skoracki. All material is deposited in the AMU (Reg. No. AMU –SYR. 380).

Differential diagnosis. Rafapicobia dendrocolaptesi  is morphologically similar to R. toxostoma Sikora et al., 2011 described from Toxostoma curvirostre (Swainson) ( Passeriformes  : Mimidae  ) from United States ( Sikora et al. 2011). In females of both species the propodonotal shield is entire and in males the hysteronotal shield is entire. This new species differs from R. toxostoma as follows: in females of R. dendrocolaptesi  sp. nov., the pygidial shield is densely punctuate on whole surface; a pair of small hysteronotal shields is present and bearing bases of setae d 1; genital setae g 1 are situated outside the genital plate; lengths of setae si and f 2 are 75–80 and 100–135, respectively; in males, the aggenital plate is well developed. In females of R. toxostoma, the pygidial shield is apunctuate; the hysteronotal shields are absent; genital setae g 1 are situated on the genital plate; lengths of setae si and f 2 are 150–155 and 70–80, respectively; in males, the aggenital plate is absent.

GUAY

Universidad de Guayaquil

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences