Paraepitrimerus erigeronsis, Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005

Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005, A new genus and eight new species of Phyllocoptini (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from China, Zootaxa 1039, pp. 1-17: 5-7

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Paraepitrimerus erigeronsis

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Paraepitrimerus erigeronsis   n. sp. ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 )

Female: (n = 13) Body fusiform, 245 long, 70 wide, 70 thick; light yellow in color. Gnathosoma 25, projecting obliquely down. Prodorsal shield 58 long, 68 wide; smooth. Dorsal tubercles ahead of rear margin, 18 apart, scapular setae (sc) 5 projecting mediad. Sternal line absent. Coxal area with short lines; anterolateral setae on coxisternum I (1 b) 10, proximal setae on coxisternum I (1 a) 15, proximal setae on coxisternum II (2 a) 25. Legs I 33 long, femur 10, basiventral femoral setae (bv) absent; genu 5 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 25 long; tibia 8, paraxial tibial setae (l') 4, setae located 1 / 4 from dorsal base; tarsus 5 long; its empodium simple, 4 ­rayed; its solenidion knobbed. Legs II 29 long, femur 10, basiventral femoral setae (bv) absent; genu 5 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 10 long; tibia 6; tarsus 7 long; tarsal empodium simple, 4 ­rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Dorsal opisthosoma with 48 annuli, with round microtubercles laterally, ventrally with 78 microtuberculate rings. Setae c 2 20 on ventral annulus 12; setae d 22 on ventral annulus 31; setae e 31 on ventral annulus 56; setae f 60 on 7 th ventral annulus from rear. Setae h 1 4 long. Female genitalia 18 long, 22 wide, coverflap with 8 longitudinal ridges, proximal setae on coxisternum III (3 a) 12 long.

Male: Unknown.

Type data: Holotype, female, from Erigeron annuus   (L.) Pers. (Compositae), Longyuwan, Luanchuan County, Henan Province, P.R. China, 19 July 2004, coll. X.­F. Xue. Paratypes, 12 females, with the same data as holotype.

Relation to host: Vagrant on the leaf surface. No damage to the host was observed.

Etymology: The specific designation is derived from the generic name of the host plant, Erigeron   .