Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) mazarii Allam, Tixier & Kreiter

Tixier, Marie-Stephane, Allam, Latifa, Douin, Martial & Kreiter, Serge, 2016, Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) of Morocco: new records, descriptions of five new species, re-descriptions of two species, and key for identification, Zootaxa 4067 (5), pp. 501-551: 538-540

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Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) mazarii Allam, Tixier & Kreiter
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new species

Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) mazarii Allam, Tixier & Kreiter   , new species

Specimens examined: Holotype: female collected at Cap Mazari from Cistus parviflorus   L. ( Cistaceae   ) May, 22, 2003. Two males and 23 paratype females, from the same plant material and same location. Deposited in the Montpellier SupAgro—INRA Acarology collection. Two paratype females in the University of Meknes.

Otherspecimens: Mazari Cape (35 ° 32 'N, 5 ° 12 'W) on Anagallis molli   ( Primulaceae   ) (1 female), Lavandula dentata   ( Lamiaceae   ) (5 females), Lavatera maritima   ( Malvaceae   ) (1 female), Cistus libalotis   ( Cistaceae   ) (20 females), Near Larache (35 °02'N, 6 °02'W) on Calycotome villosa   ( Fabaceae   ) (4 females).

Description of the adult female (n = 17) ( Figs 32–35 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ).

Diagnosis. Dorsal shield lightly reticulated with four pairs of solenostomes (gd 2, gd 6, gd 8, gd 9). Long and smooth dorsal setae except Z 4 and Z 5 (serrated). Sternal shield with two pairs of setae, posterior margin convex. Peritreme extending to j 1 and j 3. Ventri-anal shield pentagonal with four pairs of pre-anal setae and no pre-anal pores. Chelicerae with three teeth on fixed digit and one tooth on movable digit. Calyx of spermatheca saccular with a neck between atrium and cervix. Genu II with eight setae. Leg IV with a macroseta on basitarsus.

Dorsum ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Dorsal shield 344 (328–363) long and 192 (180–228) wide, lightly reticulated, with four solenostomes (gd 2, gd 6, gd 8 and gd 9), 10 pairs of poroids, 17 pairs of dorsal setae and two pairs of sub-lateral setae: j 1 32 (30–33), j 3 42 (38–48), j 4 25 (23–28), j 5 28 (25–30), j 6 36 (33–40), J 2 48 (45–58), J 5 10 (8–10), z 2 27 (23–30), z 3 40 (38–43), z 4 39 (35–40), z 5 35 (33–43), Z 4 70 (65–75), Z 5 91 (85–95), s 4 45 (43–48), s 6 54 (53–58), S 2 56 (45–60), S 4 58 (53–60), r 3 41 (38–45), R 1 43 (40–48). All setae smooth except Z 4 and Z 5 slighly serrated. Peritreme extending between j 1 and j 3 ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ).

Venter ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Sternal shield with two pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures; two pairs of sternal setae and lyrifissures on small metasternal plates; posterior margin convex. Distances between ST 1 – ST 3 61 (48–65), ST 2 – ST 2 58 (53–73), ST 5 –ST 5 55 (53–60). Two pairs of metapodal plates 28 (25–30) long, 4 (3–5) wide for the largest and 14 (13–15) long, 2 (2–3) wide for the smallest. Ventri-anal shield reticulated with four pairs of pre-anal setae, JV 1, JV 2, JV 3 and ZV 2, and no pre-anal pores. Membrane surrounding ventri-anal shield with four pairs of setae ZV 1, ZV 3, JV 4 and JV 5, and four pairs of round to oblong poroids; ventri-anal shield 113 (108–118) long, 94 (90–103) wide at anterior corners, and 89 (85–93) wide at level of anus. JV 5 79 (75–83) long. A pair of lyrifissures near JV 5.

Legs. Legs IV with a macroseta on the basitarsus 45 (40–48). Chaetotactic formula of genu II: eight setae 2 2 / 1, 2 /0 1; genu III: seven setae, 1 2 / 1, 2 /0 1. Length of leg I: 352 (350–355), II: 269 (250–290), III: 270 (265–270), IV: 307 (300–315).

Chelicera ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Fixed digit 30 long with three teeth; and movable digit 28 long with one tooth. Pilus dentilis not visible.

Spermatheca ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Saccular shaped ( Denmark et al., 1999), with a cervix elongate 18 (16–20) long and 8 wide, with a neck between atrium and calyx.

Etymology. The name “ mazarii   ” refers to the locality where the new species was found.

Description of the adult male (n = 2) ( Figs 36–38 View FIGURES 32 – 38 )

Dorsum ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Dorsal shield 265, 280 long and 200, 205 wide, with five solenostomes (gd 2, gd 4, gd 6, gd 8 and gd 9). The dorsal shield bears 18 pairs of dorsal setae and 2 pairs of sub-lateral setae: j 1 23, 25; j 3 33, 35; j 4 20; j 5 20, 22; j 6 25, 28; J 2 35; J 5 8; z 2 23; z 3 25, 28; z 4 25, 30; z 5 23, 25; Z 4 55; Z 5 65, 68; s 4 35; s 6 40; S 2 45; S 4 33, 35; r 3 30, 33; R 1 30. All setae smooth except Z 5 serrated. Peritreme short, extending to z 2 ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ).

Venter ( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). All shields very lightly reticulated. Distances between ST 1 – ST 3 63, ST 2 – ST 2 50, ST 5 –ST 5 38, 42. Ventri-anal shield with five pairs of pre-anal setae, ZV 1, JV 1, JV 2, JV 4 and ZV 2, and no pre-anal pores. Membrane surrounding ventri-anal shield with one pair of setae JV 5; ventri-anal shield 110 long; 145, 148 wide at anterior corners and 78, 80 wide at level of anus. JV 5 40 long. A pair of lyrifissures near JV 5.

Legs. Legs IV with three macrosetae GeIV 15, STiIV 15, basitarsus ST IV 35, 40. Chaetotactic formula of genu II and III similar to females.

Chelicera ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 32 – 38 ). Fixed digit 15 ong, movable digit 2 long (dentition not visible, chelicera closed). Spermatodactyl lance-shaped.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. (T.) octogenipilus   , T. (T.) sirikariensis Kapaxidi & Papadoulis   and Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) antakyaensis Stathakis & Döker   in bearing four solenostomes on the dorsal shield, no pores on the ventri-anal shield and eight setae on the genu II. However, dorsal setae and ST IV are much longer in T. (T.) mazarii   than for those two former species ( Table 5). For a great majority of setae, the difference between the new species and the others are much higher than 14 µm, proposed by Tixier (2013) to be the threshold between intra and interspecific variations for continous characters like seta lengths.

It is interesting to note that females bear four solenostomes (absence of gd 4) suggesting that this character is variable and may be not diagnostic as suggested for solenostome gd 2 by Tixier et al. (2011) for two species of the genus Neoseiulus   .