Alliphis siculus (Oudemans)

Mašán, Peter & Halliday, Bruce, 2010, Review of the European genera of Eviphididae (Acari: Mesostigmata) and the species occurring in Slovakia 2585, Zootaxa 2585, pp. 1-122: 33

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5312250

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5312250

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C73038-FFF8-FFFE-4487-3371FBCD5318

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scientific name

Alliphis siculus (Oudemans)
status

 

Alliphis siculus (Oudemans)  

Eviphis siculus Oudemans, 1905: 7   ; Oudemans, 1915: 150; Castagnoli & Pegazzano, 1985: 380; Berlese, 1916a: 67. Copriphis (Pelethiphis) crinitus var. curtipilus Berlese, 1911: 186   ; Berlese, 1916a: 67. Synonymy by Berlese (1916a). Alliphis siculus   .— Halliday, 2008: 58.

Remarks. Alliphis siculus   has not been recorded from Slovakia, and is known only from Italy. However, we here take the opportunity to further clarify the identity of this species, following the examination of type specimens in the Berlese Acaroteca, Firenze. Berlese (1916a) synonymised Copriphis (Pelethiphis) crinitus var. curtipilus   with Alliphis siculus   . One of us (PM) has examined Berlese's slides of Copriphis (Pelethiphis) crinitus var. curtipilus   (slides numbered 4/12 and 123/47). The slides contain five specimens (two females, two males and one deutonymph) collected from Scarabaeus semipunctatus   in Italy (Pompeii, San Vincenzo, Pisa). Berlese did not designate types for C. (P.) crinitus var. curtipilus   , and slide 123/47 is labelled Copriphis (Pelethiphis) elongatus   (!). The specimens have deteriorated and are barely observable, but the dorsal shield of the specimens that can be examined on slide 4/12 have one unpaired J seta between dorsal setae J2 and J5, and the marginal setae are distinctly longer than the medial setae. Halliday (2008) found an additional pair of J setae between J2 and J 5 in the type specimens of Alliphis siculus   collected from the same beetle host in Sicily. We can therefore confirm the synonymy of C. (P.) crinitus var. curtipilus   with A. siculus   by and therefore confirm the existence of A. siculus   on the Italian mainland as well as in Sicily.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Eviphididae

Genus

Alliphis

Loc

Alliphis siculus (Oudemans)

Mašán, Peter & Halliday, Bruce 2010
2010
Loc

Eviphis siculus

Halliday, R. B. 2008: 58
Castagnoli, M. & Pegazzano, F. 1985: 380
Berlese, A. 1916: 67
Berlese, A. 1916: 67
Oudemans, A. C. 1915: 150
Berlese, A. 1911: 186
Oudemans, A. C. 1905: 7
1905