Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003, Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003

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: 521

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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003
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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003  

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003: 158   .

This species was described from the Canary Islands on Tamarix africana Poiret   and is only known from this original description. This is the first report of T. (A.) maspalomensis   after its description. The specimens presently recorded have been found essentially on Tamarix   , suggesting a narrow association between this species and this plant genus.

Specimens examined: 2002, Damon Oum Er Bia River on Tamarix africana   ( Tamaricaceae   ) (12 females, 5 males); 2003, Spartel Cape on Tamarix   sp. ( Tamaricaceae   ) (5 females), Gorgesof Zegzel on Tamarix communis   ( Tamaricaceae   ) (5 females, 3 males), Mechra Bel Ksiri on Tamarix   sp. ( Tamaricaceae   ) (2 females), Vitex agnus   - castus ( Lamiaceae   ) (1 female), Road to Souk El Arba on Tamarix   sp. ( Tamaricaceae   ) (20 females, 8 males), Nerium oleander   ( Apocynaceae   ) (2 females), Saïdia on Tamarix communis   ( Tamaricaceae   ) (5 females, 3 males).

Previous records: Canary Islands.

Redescription of the adult female (n = 10)

As the initial drawings of the original description are excellent, new drawings are not presented in this paper.

Dorsum. Dorsal shield with five solenostomes (gd 2, gd 5, gd 6, gd 8 and gd 9), 18 pairs of dorsal setae and two pairs of sub-lateral setae: j 1 19 (18−23), j 3 23 (20−27), j 4 15 (13−18), j 5 15 (13−18), j 6 18 (15−20), J 2 19 (15−23), J 5 8, z 2 15 (13−18), z 3 20 (15−23), z 4 19 (18−20), z 5 15 (13−18), Z 4 31 (28−35), Z 5 46 (45−48), s 4 21 (20−23), s 6 23 (22−25), S 2 25 (23−28), S 4 25 (23−28), S 5 28 (28−30), r 3 21 (20−25), R 1 18 (18−20). All setae smooth. Peritreme extending between j 1 and j 3.

Venter. All shields lightly reticulated. Sternal shield with two pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures; two pairs of sternal setae on small metasternal plates; posterior margin concave. Distances between ST 1 – ST 3 62 (60−63), ST 2 – ST 2 53 (50−62), ST 5 –ST 5 60 (50−65). Two pairs of metapodal plates 25 (23−30) long, 5 (5−6) wide for the largest and 13 (10−15) long and 1.5 (1.3− 2) wide for the smallest. Ventri-anal shield with four pairs of preanal 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; ventri-anal shield 98 (93−103) long, 94 (90−102) wide at anterior corners, and 75 (63−80) wide at level of anus. JV 5 35 (28−40) long.

Legs. Legs IV with macrosetae on genu Sge IV 26 (23−28), tibia STi IV 25 (23−28) and basitarsus ST IV 48 (43−53). Chaetotactic formula of genu II: seven setae, 2 2 / 0, 2 /0 1; genu III: seven setae, 1 2 / 1, 2 /0 1.

Chelicera. Fixed digit 22 long with two teeth and movable digit 25 long with one tooth.

Spermatheca. Cup-shaped and pocular ( Denmark et al., 1999), with a cervix 2 long and 12 wide, atrium well differentiated.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis Ferragut & Pena-Estevez, 2003

Tixier, Marie-Stephane, Allam, Latifa, Douin, Martial & Kreiter, Serge 2016
2016
Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) maspalomensis

Ferragut & Pena-Estevez 2003: 158
2003