Amblyseius largoensis (Muma)

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: 307-308

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Amblyseius largoensis (Muma)
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Amblyseius largoensis (Muma) 

Amblyseiopsis largoensis Muma, 1955: 266  .

Amblyseius largoensis  . — Muma et al., 1970: 69; Schicha, 1981: 105; McMurtry & Moraes, 1984: 29; Moraes et al., 1986: 17; 2000: 239; 2004 a: 143; 2004 b: 33; Denmark & Muma, 1989: 55; Gondim Jr & Moraes, 2001: 72; Chant & McMurtry, 2004 a: 208; 2007: 78; Zannou et al., 2007: 16; Ferragut et al., 2011: 40; Oliveira et al., 2012: 4.

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) largoensis  . — Ehara & Bhandhufalck, 1977: 67; Denmark & Evans, 2011: 69.

Amblyseius amtalaensis Gupta, 1977: 53  (synonymy according to Gupta, 1986: 51).

Amblyseius magnoliae Muma, 1961: 289  (synonymy according to Denmark & Evans, 2011: 69).

Amblyseius sakalava Blommers, 1976: 96  (synonymy according to Ueckermann & Loots, 1988: 70).

Specimens examined. Itu, August 2002, 7 females on Chrysophyllum gonocarpum Engl.  , 4 females on Metrodorea stipularis Mart.  , 2 females on Trichilia pallida  Sw.; Piracicaba, July 2002, 1 female on Diatenopteryx sorbifolia Radlk. 

Previous records. Brazil [States of Pernambuco and São Paulo (Moraes et al., 2004 b); Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Piauí and Rio Grande do Norte (Lawson-Balagbo et al., 2008) and Roraima (Gondim Jr. et al., 2012).]; cosmopolitan (Moraes et al., 2004 b).

Measurements of females (n= 3)

Dorsal shield smooth, 356 (352–360) long and 243 (235–250) wide. Setae j 1 36 (35–37), j 3 43 (42–44), j 4 7 (7–8), j 5 7, j 6 7, J 2 9 (7–10), J 5 9 (7–10), z 2 11 (10–12), z 4 11 (10–12), z 5 6 (5–7), Z 1 11 (10–12), Z 4 98 (95–100), Z 5 263 (255–270), s 4 97 (92–103), S 2 11 (10–12), S 4 11 (10–12), S 5 11 (9–12), r 3 12, R 1 9 (7–10). Distances between St 1 - St 3 68 (67–70), St 2 - St 2 72, St 5 - St 5 68 (67–70). Ventrianal shield 113 (102–125) long, 55 (52–57) wide at level of ZV 2 and 71 (70–72) wide at anus level. Movable cheliceral digit 32 long, with four teeth; fixed cheliceral digit 31 (30–32) long, with 11 teeth. Calyx of spermatheca 23 (22–25) long. Leg macrosetae: Sge I 43 (42–45), Sge II 37 (35–40), Sge III 46 (45–47), Sti III 39 (37–40), Sge IV 112, Sti IV 84 (82–87), St IV 71 (70–72).

Remarks. The measurements of the specimens collected fit the redescription of the holotype given by Denmark & Muma (1989), except for the longer z 2 and z 4 (both measuring 6) and spermathecal calyx (18). Gondim Jr. & Moraes (2001) also reported a longer calyx (24) than mentioned in the redescription given by Denmark & Muma (1989).