Epitrimerus lonicerae , Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2007

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2007, Seven new species of the genus Epitrimerus Nalepa (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from China, Zootaxa 1406, pp. 1-15: 8-9

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.175502

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:587DBB92-8F28-4248-A14C-A45E1F9BED89

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/807F361E-FFB3-7E7A-6B84-E9D8FF03FE44

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Plazi

scientific name

Epitrimerus lonicerae
status

sp. nov.

Epitrimerus lonicerae  sp. nov.

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Description. FEMALE: (n = 5) Body fusiform, 173 (169–220) long, 62 (58–63) wide, 60 (48–61) thick; light yellow. Gnathosoma 16 (15–16), projecting obliquely down, pedipalp coxal setae (ep) 3 (2–3), dorsal pedipalp genual setae (d) 10 (9–10), chelicerae 15 (14–15), oral stylets 13 (12–14). Prodorsal shield 50 (49–50), 52 (52–53) wide; semicircular; frontal lobe present; submedian lines incomplete. Dorsal tubercles ahead of rear margin, 19 (17–20) apart, scapular setae (sc) 7 (6–8) projecting centrad. Coxal area with granules; anterolateral setae on coxisternum І (1 b) 7 (6–7), proximal setae on coxisternum І (1 a) 15 (15–16), proximal setae on coxisternum І (2 a) 25 (23–28). Prosternal apodeme present. Legs with usual series of setae. Legs І 31 (29– 33), femur 9 (8–9), basiventral femoral setae (bv) 14 (13–16); genu 5 (4–5), antaxial genual setae (l'') 23 (22– 23); tibia 7 (7–8), paraxial tibial setae (l') 6 (5–6), setae located 1 / 3 from dorsal base; tarsus 6 (5–6); tarsal empodium simple, 5 -rayed, tarsal solenidion tapered. Legs І 26 (24–28), femur 7 (7–8), basiventral femoral setae (bv) 16 (15–17); genu 4 (4–5), antaxial genual setae (l'') 8 (8–9); tibia 5 (5–6); tarsus 6 (5–6); tarsal empodium simple, 5 -rayed, tarsal solenidion tapered. Opisthosoma: dorsal opisthosoma with 53 (52–54) annuli, smooth, ventrally with 76 (75–79) microtuberculate annuli. Setae c 2 35 (31–40) on ventral annulus 11 (11–12); setae d 53 (52–55) on ventral annulus 28 (28–30); setae e 26 (25–27) on ventral annulus 47 (45–48), setae f 24 (23–25) on 6 th ventral annulus from rear. Setae h 1 3 (3–4). Female genitalia 12 (11–13) long, 23 (22–25) wide, coverflap with 10 longitudinal ridges, proximal setae on coxisternum ІІ (3 a) 33 (30–35).

MALE: (n = 1) Body fusiform, 153 long, 48 wide; light yellow. Gnathosoma 13, projecting obliquely down, pedipalp coxal setae (ep) 2, dorsal pedipalp genual setae (d) 8, chelicerae 12, oral stylets 10. Prodorsal shield 41, 43 wide; semicircular; frontal lobe present. Dorsal tubercles ahead of rear margin, 15 apart, scapular setae (sc) 5 projecting centrad. Coxal area with granules; anterolateral setae on coxisternum І (1 b) 5, proximal setae on coxisternum І (1 a) 11, proximal setae on coxisternum І (2 a) 18. Prosternal apodeme present. Legs with usual series of setae. Legs І 26, femur 7, basiventral femoral setae (bv) 10; genu 4, antaxial genual setae (l'') 18; tibia 6, paraxial tibial setae (l') 3, setae located 1 / 3 from dorsal base; tarsus 5; tarsal empodium simple, 5 -rayed, tarsal solenidion tapered. Legs І 22, femur 5, basiventral femoral setae (bv) 8; genu 3, antaxial genual setae (l'') 6; tibia 4; tarsus 5; tarsal empodium simple, 5 -rayed, tarsal solenidion tapered. Opisthosoma: dorsal opisthosoma with 42 annuli, smooth, ventrally with 66 microtuberculate annuli. Setae c 2 23 on ventral annulus 9; setae d 41 on ventral annulus 23; setae e 15 on ventral annulus 36, setae f 22 on 6 th ventral annulus from rear. Setae h 1 2. M ale genitalia 5 long, 17 wide, proximal setae on coxisternum III (3 a) 28.

Types. Holotype, female, China: Shaanxi Province, Foping County, 33 °30.48’N, 107 °58.52’E. September 5, 2004, from Lonicera  sp L. ( Caprifoliaceae  ), coll. Xue, Xiao-Feng & Song, Zi-Wei. Paratypes, 4 females and 1 male, with the same data as holotype.

Relation to host. Vagrant on leaf surface. No damage to the host was observed. Etymology. The specific designation lonicerae  is from the generic name of type host plant, Lonicera  . Remarks. This species is similar to Epitrimerus armeniacae Kuang, Luo & Wang, 2005  , but can be differentiated by the absence of the median line (median line present in E. armeniacae  ), coxal area with granules (coxal area with short lines in E. armeniacae  ), prosternal apodeme long (prosternal apodeme short in E. armeniacae  ).