Sonotetranychus tawhairauriki Zhang & Bennett, 2009,

Yi, Tian-Ci & Zhang, Zhi-Qiang, 2013, A new species of the genus Sonotetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae) from New Zealand, Zootaxa 3721 (4), pp. 334-350: 344-345

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Sonotetranychus tawhairauriki Zhang & Bennett, 2009
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Sonotetranychus tawhairauriki Zhang & Bennett, 2009 

Type specimens of this species were examined during this study for comparison with the new species. We noted that the palp tarsus of Sonotetranychus  species, including S. tawhairauriki Zhang & Bennett  , has 7 setiform structures: 3 simple setae (a, b, c), 3 eupathidia (ul’ζ, ul”ζ, suζ) and a solenidion (ω). Seta c was misinterpreted as being l”PTi in the original description of S. tawhairauriki  (Zhang & Bennett 2009, p. 167, Fig. 16View FIGURE 14 – 18). In deutonymph, coxal setae 4 b was misinterpreted as the seta on trochanter IV.

Key to the species of Sonotetranychus  based on females (updated from Khodayari et al. 2008)

1 Empodial claws with a minute dorsal hair.................................................................. 2

- Empodial bare claws, without hair........................................................................ 3

2 Peritremes hooked and expending distally, number of tactile setae on femora I-IV 10 - 7 - 4 - 4 and tibiae I-IV 9 - 9 - 8 - 8 .............................................................................................. S. menziesii  sp. nov.

- Peritremes without hooks and not expending distally, number of tactile setae on femora I-IV 9 - 6 - 4 - 4 and tibiae I-IV 9 - 9 - 7-8 ............................................................................ S. tawhairauriki Zhang & Bennett 

3 Dorsal body setae spatulate........................................... S. vaneyndhoveni Meyer, Ochoa and Aguilar 

- Dorsal body setae linear................................................................................ 4

4 Dorsal body setae shorter than longitudinal intervals between their bases...................... S. daleae (Tuttle & Baker) 

- Dorsal body setae longer than longitudinal intervals between their bases.......................................... 5

5 Tarsus I with at least 1 solenidion proximal to duplex setae..................................................... 6

- Tarsus I without any solenidia proximal to duplex setae............................ S. angiopenis Feres & Flechtmann 

6 Number of tactile setae on tibiae II, III, IV: 5 - 5 - 5 ............................................. S. wadicolus Meyer 

- Number of tactile setae on tibiae II, III, IV more than 5 - 5 - 5 .................................................... 7

7 Number of tactile setae on tibiae II, III, IV: 8 - 6-7 ....................... S. kermanensis Khodayari, Kamali & Fathipour 

- Number of tactile setae on tibiae II, III, IV: 6 - 6 - 6 ..................................... S. albiflorae (Tuttle & Baker)