Cheiroseius (Cheiroseius) viduus (C.L. Koch, 1839)

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: 319-320

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Cheiroseius (Cheiroseius) viduus (C.L. Koch, 1839)


Cheiroseius (Cheiroseius) viduus (C.L. Koch, 1839)  

Syn.: Sejus viduus Koch, 1839  

Epicrius corniger Berlese   , 189

Lasioseius (Lasioseius) corniger Berlese, 1916  

Platyseius corniger Schweizer, 1961  

Episeiella heteropoda Willmann, 1931  

Cheiroseius heteropoda Westerboer, 1963  

Diagnostic characters (female) – Measurements: 480–500 × 325–340 μm; tectum with three teeth; idiosomal setae j1 55 μm, most of the other dorsal setae 35 μm and setae in the posterior part 20 μm; setae j1, s1 and r1 located on the upraised vertex; dorsal shield with well-developed net-like ornament; ventrianal plate with four pairs of setae 25 μm. Tarsus I without claws.

Material – Javakheti highland (N 41.37609322, E 43.77951954, 2100m a.s.l.) subalpine hay meadow, three individuals – one male, two females, coll. Mumladze, L., 15.07.2017 GoogleMaps   ; Javakheti highland (N 41.35483829, E 43.69465529, 2239m a.s.l.), subalpine meadow two females, coll. Mumladze, L., 15.07.2018 GoogleMaps   ; Javakheti highland (N 41.32000838, E 43.77676686, 2220m a.s.l.), subalpine hay meadow, eight individuals – two males, six females, coll. Mumladze, L., 31.08.2018 GoogleMaps   ; Javakheti highland (N 41.32363145, E 43.76461981, 2054m a.s.l.), three females soil from artificial pine forest, coll. Mumladze, L., 31.08.2018 GoogleMaps   .

Distribution in Caucasus – New for Caucasus.