Typhlodromus nyahururus El-Banhawy & Knapp

El-Banhawy, E. M. & Knapp, M., 2011, Mites of the family Phytoseiidae Berlese from Kenya (Acari: Mesostigmata) 2945, Zootaxa 2945 (1), pp. 1-176: 59-60

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2945.1.1

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Typhlodromus nyahururus El-Banhawy & Knapp

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Typhlodromus nyahururus El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kenya, Mt. Kenya, Chania river Falls, altitude 2900 m July 13, 2004 (El- Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield reticulated, 320 long, 150 wide. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1 15, j3 9, j4, j5 7, j6, J2 7, J5 9, z2, z3 7, z4 12, z5 7, Z4 13, Z5 32, s4, s614, S2, S4, S5 16, r3 16, R1 14, JV5 22. Setae Z 5 slightly serrated and pointed distally, remaining setae smooth. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 62   , St II-St II 50   , St III   free on integument, St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 90 wide. Ventri-anal shield 105 long, 90 wide (L/W ratio 1.2: 1), with a pair of round pre-anal pores and four pairs of pre-anal setae (JV1, JV2, JV3, ZV2). Two pairs of metapodal platelets, two pairs of sigillar sclerites and four pairs of setae surrounding ventri-anal shield. Fixed digit of chelicera with two teeth, movable digit with two teeth. Spermatheca calyx bell-shaped, 9 long, atrium enlarged. Macroseta long and knobbed, St IV 46   . Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. This species is characterised by the very short dorsal setae, ventri-anal shield almost as long as wide and the long single macroseta on tarsus IV. These characteristics separated it from the related species T. saevus Van der Merwe.   The male is unknown.