Laelaspis astronomicus (Koch),

Joharchi, Omid, Issakova, Aigerim K., Asyamova, Olga S., Sarcheshmeh, Mohammadhassan Abbasi & Tolstikov, Andrei V., 2020, Some soil-inhabiting mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Kazakhstan, with description of a new species of Gaeolaelaps Evans & Till (Acari: Laelapidae), Zootaxa 4819 (3), pp. 473-498: 490-492

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4819.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:04B4CE92-5A0D-4AA7-A599-4016824C9035

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4441035

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039287E3-B018-9847-F081-5701FAA9FA85

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Plazi

scientific name

Laelaspis astronomicus (Koch)
status

 

Laelaspis astronomicus (Koch) 

( Figures 64–65View FIGURES 64–65)

Iphis astronomicus Koch, 1839  : Fasc. 27/18.

Laelaspis ovatus Willmann, 1951: 115  ; Pirianyk, 1959: 678 (synonymy by Evans & Till, 1966).

Hypoaspis astronomica  .— Evans & Till, 1966: 208.

Laelaspis astronomicus  .— Hunter, 1961: 672; Schweizer, 1961: 147; Lapina, 1976: 52; Joharchi et al., 2012: 2001 View Cited Treatment .

Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) astronomica  .— Karg, 1979: 101; 1982: 249; 1989: 120.

Specimens examined. Five females, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan, 53°18ʹN, 66°27ʹE, 5 September 2019, A.K. Issakova coll., from soil (in TSUMZ)GoogleMaps  .

Remarks. This species is very widespread in Europe and elsewhere, in soil, organic litter, mammal nests and ant nests ( Joharchi et al., 2012) and is now recorded in Kazakhstan for the first time, from soil. Our newly collected specimens agree very well with the description given by Evans & Till (1966). The species is easily recognised by the central podonotal setae short, never reaching past base of next posterior setae ( Fig. 64View FIGURES 64–65), genito-ventral shield width equal with length, extending laterally beyond outer edges of coxae IV ( Fig. 65View FIGURES 64–65), post-anal seta smooth and thicker and longer than para-anal setae ( Fig. 65View FIGURES 64–65), setae Z5 clearly longer than J5 and seta v1 on the palptrochanter thickened.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Laelapidae

Genus

Laelaspis

Loc

Laelaspis astronomicus (Koch)

Joharchi, Omid, Issakova, Aigerim K., Asyamova, Olga S., Sarcheshmeh, Mohammadhassan Abbasi & Tolstikov, Andrei V. 2020
2020
Loc

Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) astronomica

Karg, W. 1989: 120
Karg, W. 1982: 249
Karg, W. 1979: 101
1979
Loc

Hypoaspis astronomica

Evans, G. O. & Till, W. M. 1966: 208
1966
Loc

Laelaspis astronomicus

Joharchi, O. & Halliday, B. & Saboori, A. 2012: 2001
Lapina, I. 1976: 52
Hunter, P. E. 1961: 672
Schweizer, J. 1961: 147
1961
Loc

Laelaspis ovatus

Pirianyk, G. I. 1959: 678
Willmann, C. 1951: 115
1951