Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae Kazemi & Khalesi

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: 498

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.3810607

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F0048F54-292E-995C-FF7E-FB6DFC5BF994

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae Kazemi & Khalesi
status

 

Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae Kazemi & Khalesi 

Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae Kazemi & Khalesi (in Khalesi & Kazemi, 2018)  : 629.

Specimen examined. One female; 27°11’ N, 31°09’ E, Assiut University, Assiut; 22 June 2016; coll. M.W. Negm; ex. soil.

Remarks. Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae  was described from soil and litter of a citrus orchard in Iran ( Khalesi & Kazemi, 2018). It is now recorded in Egypt for the first time, from soil. The species is easily recognised by the characteristic shape of its dorsal shield, which partly covers the dorsal idiosoma, narrowing from level of setae r3 to that of gland pore gd9, then sharply tapering until a rounded posterior end, shield bearing 39 pairs of setae (including two pairs of Zx setae), sternal shield longer than broad, shield smooth medially, reticulate laterally, peritremes long, anteriorly reaching to mid-level of coxae I. Palp tarsal claw two-tined.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Gaeolaelaps

Loc

Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae Kazemi & Khalesi

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

Gaeolaelaps mirzakhaniae

Kazemi & Khalesi (in Khalesi & Kazemi 2018
2018