Hypoaspisella asperatus (Berlese)

Joharchi, Omid & Negm, Mohamed W., 2020, Soil-inhabiting mites of the family Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Assiut Governorate, Egypt, Zootaxa 4759 (4), pp. 488-510: 501

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4759.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7EF7164C-3886-4148-B5A4-6C3038F2DCDB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3810593

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F0048F54-2929-995B-FF7E-FC9CFC5DF995

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Plazi

scientific name

Hypoaspisella asperatus (Berlese)
status

new combination

Hypoaspisella asperatus (Berlese)  , new combination

Figures 34–37View FIGURES 34–37.

Laelaps (Hypoaspis) asperatus Berlese, 1904a: 17  .

Hypoaspis (Hypoaspisella) procerus Karg, 1965: 277  (synonymy by Bregetova, 1977: 506).

Hypoaspis asperatus  .— Costa, 1968: 3.

Hypoaspis (Geolaelaps) asperatus  .— Bregetova, 1977: 506

Hypoaspis (Pneumolaelaps) asperata  .— Karg, 1979: 90; Karg, 1982: 245; Karg, 1993: 149; Faraji et al., 2008: 208. Pneumolaelaps asperatus  .— Kazemi & Rajaei, 2013: 93.

Specimens examined. Two females; 27°11’ N, 31°09’ E, Assiut University, Assiut; 18 July 2016; coll. M.W. Negm; ex. soil under pomegranate.

Remarks. Hypoaspisella asperatus  was described from Italy ( Berlese, 1904a). It has been found from litter and is now recorded from Egypt for the first time, from the soil. Many authors have been considered this species as a member of Hypoaspis (Pneumolaelaps)  or Pneumolaelaps  . We consider this species as a member of Hypoaspisella  based on the most significant morphological character states of the genus: (1) dorsal shield sub-oval, completely covering dorsal idiosoma, bearing 39 pairs of smooth setae (including two pairs of Zx setae between J and Z setae, without unpaired supernumerary seta Jx between J series) ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 34–37); (2) presternal platelets present, both sternal and genital shields faintly reticulated ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 34–37); (3) peritremes long extending to coxa I; (4) epistome curved and smooth ( Fig. 36View FIGURES 34–37); (5) hypostomal groove with five transverse rows of denticles, each row with about 3–5 small teeth ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 34–37), (6) lateral branches of the internal malae absent ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 34–37); (7) genu IV with nine setae (2 2/1 3/0 1). Our specimens agree very well with the description given by Costa (1968).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Hypoaspisella

Loc

Hypoaspisella asperatus (Berlese)

Joharchi, Omid & Negm, Mohamed W. 2020
2020
Loc

Laelaps (Hypoaspis) asperatus

Berlese, A. 1904: 17
Loc

Hypoaspis (Hypoaspisella) procerus

Bregetova, N. G. 1977: 506
Karg, W. 1965: 277
Loc

Hypoaspis asperatus

Costa, M. 1968: 3
Loc

Hypoaspis (Geolaelaps) asperatus

Bregetova, N. G. 1977: 506
Loc

Hypoaspis (Pneumolaelaps) asperata

Kazemi, Sh. & Rajaei A. 2013: 93
Faraji, F. & Abedi, L. & Ostovan, H. 2008: 208
Karg, W. 1993: 149
Karg, W. 1982: 245
Karg, W. 1979: 90