Gymnolaelaps,

Joharchi, Omid & Halliday, Bruce, 2013, A new species and new records of Gymnolaelaps Berlese from Iran (Acari: Laelapidae), with a review of the species occurring in the Western Palaearctic Region, Zootaxa 3646 (1), pp. 39-50: 48

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3646.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BD0BAE60-44A3-4951-8469-6005F8B925A9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A688799-FFDE-0541-FF56-B12AFA50F819

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Plazi

scientific name

Gymnolaelaps
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Key to species of Gymnolaelaps  occurring in the Western Palaearctic

1 Genu IV with ten setae, including two postero-laterals........................................................ 2

- Genu IV with nine setae, including one postero-lateral........................................................ 3

2. Dorsal shield with 41 pairs of short smooth setae, including 23 pairs of setae on the podonotal region, three pairs of Zx setae between J and Z setae on the opisthonotal region................................ Gymnolaelaps laevis (Michael, 1891) 

- Dorsal shield with 59 pairs of moderate smooth simple setae, including 24 pairs of setae on the podonotal region, more than three pairs of Zx setae between J and Z setae on the opisthonotal region... Gymnolaelaps zaheri Afifi & Abdel-Halim, 1988 

3. Genitoventral shield with only one pair of setae (st 5); palp tarsal claw 2 -tined...... Gymnolaelaps obscuroides  (Costa, 1968)

- Genitoventral shield with at least three pairs of setae, all inserted on edges of shield; palp tarsal claw 3 -tined............. 4

4. Posterior dorsal shield setae J 3 -J 4 short, not reaching base of next seta in J series................................... 5

- Posterior dorsal shield setae J 3 -J 4 long enough to reach or exceed base of next seta in J series......................... 6

5. Genito-ventral shield narrow, with two pairs of setae; sternal setae st 2 long enough to reach bases of st 3 .................................................................................. Gymnolaelaps myrmecophilus (Berlese, 1892) 

- Genito-ventral shield wide, with three pairs of setae; sternal setae st 2 not long enough to reach bases of st 3 ................................................................................. Gymnolaelaps myrmophila (Michael, 1891) 

6. All dorsal shield setae smooth; j 5 short, not reaching the base of z 5; z 5 short, not reaching the base of z 6 ................ 7

- All dorsal shield setae except z 1 slightly serrated; j 5 long enough to reach past the base of z 5; z 5 long enough to reach past the base of z 6 ................................................................. Gymnolaelaps artavilensis  sp. nov.

7. Posterior dorsal shield setae J 1 -J 2 short, not reaching base of next seta in J series; two pairs of Zx setae on the dorsal shield between J and Z setae................................................ Gymnolaelaps prestoni Joharchi et al., 2011 

- Posterior dorsal shield setae J 1 -J 2 long enough to reach or exceed base of next seta in J series; three pairs of Zx setae on the dorsal shield between J and Z setae..................................... Gymnolaelaps messor Joharchi et al., 2011