Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers

de Souza, Izabel Vieira, Sa Argolo, Poliane, Junior, Manoel Guedes Correa Gondim, Moraes, Gilberto Jose de, Bittencourt, Maria A, 2015, Phytoseiid mites from tropical fruit trees in Bahia State, Brazil (Acari, Phytoseiidae), ZooKeys 533, pp. 99-131: 107

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.533.5981

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scientific name

Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers
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Taxon classification Animalia Mesostigmata Phytoseiidae

Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers 

Amblyseius tamatavensis  Blommers, 1974: 144.

Amblyseius tamatavensis  : Moraes et al. 2004: 52.

Amblyseius tamatavensis  : Chant and McMurtry 2007: 81.

Specimens examined.

CEPLAC, Cocos nucifera  , II-2008 (2♀), fruits, VI-2008 (2♀, 1♂), I-2009 (1♂), II-2009 (2♀), IV-2009 (2♀), VIII-2009 (1♀), X-2009 (1♀), XII-2009 (13♀); Fazenda Frupical, Musa sapientum  , VII-2007 (1♀); Fazenda Liberdade, Euterpe oleracea  , V-2007 (1♀); Sítio Agrotropical, Cocos nucifera  , III-2007 (1♀); Sítio Sabino, Passiflora edulis  , flowers, XI-2007 (2♀, 2♂).

Female.

Seven specimens measured. Dorsal shield 352 (323-379) long and 216 (182-238) wide; j1 33 (31-36), j3 53 (50-57), j4 5 (4-5), j5 4 (3-4), j6 5 (5-6), J2 6 (5-6), J5 7 (6-7), z2 7 (6-8), z4 8 (7-8), z5 4 (3-4), Z1 6 (6-7), Z4 108 (100-115), Z5 235 (227-246), s4 91 (90-92), S2 7 (6-7), S4 6 (6-7), S5 6 (5-6), r3 14 (13-16), R1 8 (7-8); distances between St1-St3 60 (58-63), St2-St2 69 (67-72) and St5-St5 73 (70-77); ventrianal shield 113 (108-118) long, 95 (89-99) wide at level of ZV2 and 85 (80-87) wide at level of anus; movable cheliceral digit 37 (36-38) long; fixed cheliceral digit 30 (27-32) long; calyx of spermatheca 17 (16-18) long; Sge I 40 (37-42), Sge II 39 (35-41), Sge III 57 (55-61), Sti III 47 (46-47), Sge IV 103 (100-105), Sti IV 77 (68-80), St IV 71 (70-72).

Male.

Two specimens measured. Dorsal shield 259, 292 long, 177, 179 wide, j1 27, 29, j3 43, 45, j4 4, 5, j5 3, 4, j6 5, J2 5, J5 7, z2 6, z4 7, z5 3, 4, Z1 5, 6, Z4 82, 90, Z5 172, s4 67, 69, S2 6, 7, S4 6 (5-6), S5 5, r3 12 (11-12), R1 7; ventrianal shield 113 (108-118) long and 144 (137-150) wide at anterior corners; shaft of spermatodactyl 17 long; Sge I 32 (31-32), Sge II 31 (30-31), Sge III 38, Sti III 34 (33-34), Sge IV 67, Sti IV 49 (47-50), St IV 56 (55-56).

Remarks.

Measurements of the specimens collected fit the original description. Moraes et al. (2013) reported shorter j1, j3, Sti III, Sti IV, St IV, fixed and movable cheliceral digits and the width of ventrianal shield at level of ZV2 [respectively, 26 (22-30), 42 (40-43), 28 (27-30), 48 (45-50), 51(50-52), 27, 30 and 75] and longer J2 and z2 [respectively, 7 (7-8) and 10 (9-10)] in specimens collected in São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil.