Typhlodromus njorogoeus 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

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/256CA868-FFA0-FFE9-FF6F-BF14FA8FFA0B

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Typhlodromus njorogoeus El-Banhawy & Knapp
status

n. sp.

Typhlodromus njorogoeus El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kenya, Naivasha , Rift Valley Province, altitude 1700 m, May 4, 2006 (El- Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield reticulated, 313 long, 196 wide, with four pairs of pores. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1 14, j 3 17, j4, j5 12, j6 14, J2 18, J5 12, z2 15, z3, z4 18, z5 14, Z4 23, Z5 37, s4 20, s6 23, S2 21, S4 25, S5 23, r3 12, R1 broken, JV5 28. Setae Z 5 knobbed and serrated, Z4, JV5 stout and pointed, remaining setae short and stout. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching level of j1. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 60   , St II-St II 55   , St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 71 wide. Ventri-anal shield 100 long, 74 wide, with a pair of very small round pre-anal pores close to each other 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. Chelicera indiscernible. Spermatheca calyx bell-shaped, 14 long, bifurcate anteriorly, atrium conspicuous, 9 long. Macrosetae, Sge IV 15   , Sti IV 18   ; 18, St IV 20   ; 20. Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. The bifurcate calyx of the spermatheca and the number of macrosetae on leg IV and shape of most dorsal setae separate it from the closest species, T. michaeli Ueckermann & Loots.   The male is unknown