Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968,

Nemati, Alireza & Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J., 2016, A new genus and species of Laelapidae from Iran with notes on Gymnolaelaps Berlese and Laelaspisella Marais & Loots (Acari, Mesostigmata), ZooKeys 549, pp. 23-49: 42-43

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.549.6891

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scientific name

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Mesostigmata Laelapidae

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968 

Gymnolaelaps kabitae  Bhattacharyya, 1968: 537.

Pseudoparasitus (Gymnolaelaps) kabitae  . - Karg 1989: 334.

Laelaspisella kabitae  . - Joharchi and Halliday 2013: 47; Moreira 2014: 317.

Specimens examined.

Ghaletol, Khuzestan province, nest materials of unknown ant, two females and two males, 2012-2013, coll. A. Nemati; Shahrekord, Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province, nest materials of unknown ant, one female, 2014, coll. A. Nemati; Izeh,, Khuzestan province, nest of Pheidole pallidula  (Hym., Formicidae  ), two females, one male, coll. A. Nemati. All specimens were deposited in APAS.

Psedoparasitus (Gymnolaelaps) tonsilis  Karg, 1989 and Gymnolaelaps kabitae  Bhattacharyya, 1968 possess denticulate epistome, two tined apotele, internal malae normal and lack very elongate setae and barbed, chelicera with dorsal seta, sternal shield with iv1-3, lack st4, genital shield rounded posteriorly and bear one pair of setae, ventral setae acicular, with hypertrichous condition in whole dorsal shield (based on personal observation of first author on type materials of Gymnolaelaps tonsilis  and in spite of its original description in Karg 1989) and with simple acicular setae, males with separate sternito-genital and anal shields and without spine like setae on leg II, genu IV with two ventral setae (av and pv), genu I with three pd setae (pd1-3). Those are differed from Laelaspisella  by having denticulate epistome, presence of dorsal seta on fixed digit of chelicera, genu I with pd1-3, opisthogastric setae simple acicular, internal malae without elongate setae. These species also differed from Pogonolaelaps  gen. n. by having simple acicular dorsal setae, hypertrichy on whole dorsal shield, denticulate epistome, two tined apotele, and the absence of spine like setae on leg II of male, internal malae without very elongate setae.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Gymnolaelaps

Loc

Gymnolaelaps kabitae Bhattacharyya, 1968

Nemati, Alireza & Gwiazdowicz, Dariusz J. 2016
2016
Loc

Laelaspisella kabitae

Marais & Loots 1969
1969
Loc

Pseudoparasitus (Gymnolaelaps) kabitae

Oudemans 1902
1902