Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis Schultz

Ueckermann, Edward A., Zannou, Ignace D., De Moraes, Gilberto J., Oliveira, Anibal R., Hanna, Rachid & Yaninek, John S., 2008, Phytoseiid mites of the tribe Typhlodromini (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from sub-Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 1901 (1), pp. 1-122: 108-111

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Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis Schultz
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Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis Schultz  

( Fig. 54 View FIGURE 54 )

Typhlodromus griekwensis Schultz, 1973: 103   .

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis, Moraes et al., 2004: 364   ; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 157.

FEMALE. ( Specimens measured— Namibia: 1; South Africa: holotype, 1 paratype and 12 additional specimens). Idiosomal setal pattern 12A:7A/JV:ZV   .

Dorsum. Dorsal shield 332 (315–354) [339] long and 176 (157–187) [178] wide, lightly reticulate. With 5 pairs of solenostomes, only gd4 not indicated in fig. 54A. Setae j1 18 (16–21) [19], j3 19 (16–23) [18], j4 12 (10–14) [12], j5 11 (9–14) [11], j6 17 (12–21) [15], J2 21 (18–24) [20], J5 9 (7–11) [8], z2 15 (13–19) [14], z3 18 (16–22) [20], z4 21 (15–25) [21], z5 14 (10–17) [13], Z4 35 (28–41) [36], Z5 48 (40–58) [47], s4 25 (22– 29) [24], s6 26 (21–33) [25], S2 32 (26–37) [29], S4 36 (28–41) [35], r3 17 (15–19) [16], R1 18 (15–21) [18]. Setae smooth and sharp-tipped, except Z5, serrate.

Peritreme. Extending to level between j3 and j1.

Venter. Sternal shield smooth; posterior margin with a wedge-shaped median projection; distances between ST1–ST3 61 (56–66) [64], ST2–ST2 46 (42–51) [47]. Genital shield smooth; distance between ST5– ST5 55 (52–62) [53]. Ventrianal shield striate, pentagonal, with anterior margin straight, 118 (109–130) [118] long, 80 (67–92) [85] wide at level of ZV2, 66 (58–74) [68] wide at level of anus; elliptical pre-anal pores posteromesad of JV2. Caudoventral setae smooth and sharp-tipped.

Chelicera. Movable digit 23 (21–24) [23] long, with 2 teeth; fixed digit 22 (19–24) [22] long, with 6 teeth.

Spermatheca. Calyx short and broad, 11 (9–14) [10] long; atrium small.

Legs. Macroseta sharp-tipped; St IV 25 (20–29) [24]. Chaetotaxy: genu II: 2-2/0, 2/0-1 (2-2/1, 2/ 0-1 in paratype); genu III: 1-2/1, 2/0-1.

MALE. (Specimens measured— South Africa: 4)

Dorsum. Dorsal shield pattern and setae as in female, 256 (250–260) long and 157 (153–161) wide. Setae j1 16 (15–16), j3 14 (11–16), j4 9 (8–10), j5 10 (7–11), j6 11 (10–11), J2 13 (12–14), J5 9 (8–9), z2 11 (10– 12), z3 12, z4 14 (13–14), z5 10 (9–11), Z4 26 (24–27), Z5 31 (30–33), s4 17 (15–18), s6 18 (16–19), S2 20 (18–23), S4 21 (18–26), r3 14 (12–16), R1   13 (12–13).

Peritreme. Extending to level of j3.

Venter. Ventrianal shield subtriangular, reticulate, free from peritrematal shields, 106 (105–107) long, 140 (138–144) wide at the anterior corners; with 4 pairs of pre-anal setae and 4 pairs of lyrifissures (1 anterior to JV1, 1 sublaterad and almost transversally aligned with JV1, 1 anterolaterad to ZV2, 1 laterad and transversally aligned with ZV2); elliptical pre-anal pores posteromesad of JV2. Caudoventral setae smooth and sharptipped.

Spermatodactyl. Shaft straight for most of its length, bent distally, 21 (19–23) long.

Legs. Macroseta sharp-tipped; St IV 20 (19–21). Chaetotaxy of genua II and III as in female.

Specimens examined. South Africa: Holotype female, Northern Cape Province, Griekwastad, on Rhus undulata   , 15-IX-1970, L. Smit; 1 paratype female, Northern Cape Province, Prieska, on Lycium kraussii   , 16- IX-1970, M.K.P. Smith-Meyer; 1 female, Northern Cape Province, 10 km from Postmasburg to Shishen, on Lycium cinereum   , 6-X-1979, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 male and 1 female, Northern Cape Province, 30 km from Calvinia to Williston, on Pentzia incana   , 22-IX-1983, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 female, Northern Cape Province, Near Gariep Damm, Bethulie-road, on Wahlenbergia virgata   , 3-III-1986, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 female, Eastern Cape Province, Mount Zebra Mountain National Park, on Hermannia vestita   , 5-III-1986, M.K.P. Smith Meyer; 1 female and 2 males, Eastern Cape Province, Mount Zebra Mountain National Park , on Pentzia punctata   , 6-III-1986, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 male, Eastern Cape Province, Mount Zebra Mountain National Park , on Solanum tomentosum   , 6-III-1986, M.K.P. Smith Meyer; 1 female, Eastern Cape Province, Mount Zebra Mountain National Park , on an unidentified plant, 6-III-1986, M.K.P. Smith Meyer; 1 female, Western Cape Province, Karoo National Park near Beaufort-West, on Rhus burchelli   , 22-09-1988, M.K.P. Smith Meyer; 1 female, Western Cape Province, Dwars River , Cederberg Mountains , on Erica walkeria   , 11-IX-1991, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 female, Western cape Province, Verlate Kloof Pass, Matjiesfontein-Sutherland road, on unknown plant, 3-IX-1991, E.A. Ueckermann; 1 female, Northern Cape Province, Cornellsberg Kloof north of Ersteenfontein Richtersveld , on Aloe sp.   , 7-IX-1992, S. Neser; 1 female, Western Cape Province, Piekerni- erskloof, on Dodonaea angustifolia   , 30-IX-1982, D.P. Keetch; 1 female, Western Cape Province, Piekernierskloof, on Convolvulus capensis var. capensis   , 30-IX-1982, S. Cruickshank. Namibia: 1 female, Gobabeb, on Wisteria sp.   , 22-XI-1985, P.D. Theron.  

World distribution. Namibia and South Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis Schultz

Ueckermann, Edward A., Zannou, Ignace D., De Moraes, Gilberto J., Oliveira, Anibal R., Hanna, Rachid & Yaninek, John S. 2008
2008
Loc

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) griekwensis

Chant, D. A. & McMurtry, J. A. 2007: 157
Moraes, G. J. de & McMurtry, J. A. & Denmark, H. A. & Campos, C. B. 2004: 364
2004
Loc

Typhlodromus griekwensis

Schultz, F. W. 1973: 103
1973