Phytoseiulus macropilis (Banks)

Moraes, Gilberto José De, Barbosa, Marina Ferraz De Camargo & Castro, Tatiane Marie Martins Gomes De, 2013, Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from natural ecosystems in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 301-347: 328

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Phytoseiulus macropilis (Banks)
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Phytoseiulus macropilis (Banks) 

Laelaps macropilis Banks, 1906: 139  .

Phytoseiulus macropilis  .—Schuster & Pritchard, 1963: 279; McMurtry, 1983: 259; Moraes et al., 1986: 108; 2000: 249; 2004 b: 167; Takahashi & Chant, 1993: 28; Kreiter & Moraes, 1997: 378; Chant & McMurtry, 2006: 20; 2007: 55; Guanilo et al., 2008 a: 22; 2008 b: 31; Denmark & Evans, 2011: 290; Ferla et al., 2011: 23.

Phytoseiulus chanti Ehara, 1966: 135  (synonymy according to Denmark & Muma, 1973).

Phytoseiulus speyeri Evans, 1952: 398  (synonymy according to Kennett, 1958).

Specimens examined. Cananéia, March 2001, 5 females on Tibouchina  aff. gracilis Cogn.; Cananéia, June 2001, 7 females on Tibouchina  sp. and Juquiá, March 2001, 9 females on unidentified plant.

Previous records. Brazil [States of Ceará, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo (Moraes et al., 2004 b); Pernambuco (Vasconcelos et al., 2006) and Santa Catarina (Furtado et al., 2006)]; cosmopolitan (Moraes et al., 2004 b).

Measurements of females (n= 3).

Dorsal shield 300 (290–310) long and 179 (175–187) wide. Setae j 1 23 (23–24), j 3 41 (36–48), j 4 46 (41–52), j 5 63 (62–67), j 6 144 (140–147), J 5 5, z 2 11 (9–13), z 4 52 (40–60), z 5 10 (8–12), Z 1 105 (95–116), Z 4 130 (122– 140), Z 5 112 (107–115), s 4 166 (160–170), S 5 28 (25–33), r 3 25 (20–30), R 1 26 (25–27). Distances between St 1 - St 3 66 (65–67), St 2 - St 2 71 (67–74), St 5 - St 5 79 (72–83). Ventrianal shield 77 (71–85) long, 59 (57–63) wide at level of ZV 2 and 68 (67–68) wide at anus level. Movable cheliceral digit 24 long, with three teeth; fixed cheliceral digit 20 long, with nine teeth. Calyx of spermatheca 27 (24–31) long. Leg macrosetae: Sge II 30 (28–32), Sge III 34 (33– 35), Sti III 36 (34–38), Sge IV 79 (75–85), Sti IV 34 (28–37), St IV 113 (107–117).

Remarks. The measurements of the specimens collected fit the redescription of this species given by Denmark & Schicha (1983). All specimens examined have a pair of pre-anal setae, different from what was reported by McMurtry (1983) and Guanilo et al. (2008 b; 2008 c) for populations from Guatemala, Peru and Argentina, whose members have between none and two pre-anal setae.