Antennoseius bacatus Athias-Henriot, 1961

Murvanidze, Maka, Mumladze, Levan & Todria, Nino, 2019, A contribution to the knowledge of oribatid and mesostigmatic mites (Acari) with new records in Georgia, Persian Journal of Acarology 8 (4), pp. 309-325: 319

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Antennoseius bacatus Athias-Henriot, 1961


Antennoseius bacatus Athias-Henriot, 1961  

Diagnostic characters (female) – Measurements: 535–540 × 240–255 μm with podonotal shield of 265–275 ×240–255 μm and opisthonotal shield 235–265 × 230–245 μm. Body with sculpture made of granules and tubercles; j1 setae leaf-shaped, barbed, 27–30μm long, others – widened, barbed, 25 μm long; tectum with three dentate projections; ventrianal shield about 115–120 μm long and 125– 130 μm wide, with two pairs of preanal and three pairs of anal setae (13–15 μm); leg I without pretarsus and claws, 480 μm. Antennoseius bacatus   differs from closest species A. alexandrovi Bregetova, 1977   by having an additional three unpair setae together with 16 pairs of paired setae and dorsal setae heavily barbed vs fusiform, dentate setae in A. alexandrovi   .

Material – Village Pirosmani (N 41.387850, E 46.569400, 210m a.s.l.) heavily overgrazed pasture, one female, coll. Todria, N., 15.06.2017; village Zemo Kedi (N 41.436067, E 46.389867, 598m a.s.l.), pasture with moderate grazing, one female, coll. Todria, N., 15.06.2017.

Distribution in Caucasus – New for Caucasus.

Global distribution – Europe ( Karg 1993).

Habitat – Moss, litter, soil, arable lands ( Karg 1993).