Aculops lepidii,

Monfreda, Rosita & Lillo, Enrico De, 2012, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Brassicaceae: a new species of Metaculus from Turkey and remarks on other species associated with brassicaceous plants, Zootaxa 3154, pp. 47-60: 57

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.210175

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B5058788-C00B-FF91-FF0C-FF538E7AFDBF

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scientific name

Aculops lepidii
status

 

8. Aculops lepidii  ( Roivainen 1953), new combination.

Roivainen 1953 — Arch. Inst. Aclim., 1: 22, fig. 20.

Type data. Lepidium hirtum  (L.) Sm. subsp. stylatum (Lag. & Rodr.) Thell.  (= L. stylatum Lag. et Rodr.  as reported by Roivainen), peppergrass, pepperwort; Laguna de las Yeguas, Picacho de Veleta (about 2880 m), Prov. de Granada, Spain.

General distribution. Palaearctic (only Spain).

Relation to the host. The mite is associated with leaf margin rolling, leaf lamina curling and abnormal hairiness of leaves.

Remarks. This species was assigned to Aculus  ? by Amrine and Stasny (1994). However, details of the anterior lobe and the dorsal semiannuli suggest the assignment to Aculops  in agreement with Amrine (in litteris).