Typhlodromus makuyus 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: 57

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5290159

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/256CA868-FFA2-FFEB-FF6F-B8C6FA9EF974

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Typhlodromus makuyus El-Banhawy & Knapp
status

n. sp.

Typhlodromus makuyus El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kenya, Nyaundo Island , Nyanza Province, altitude 1300 m, December 7, 2005 (El-Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield imbricate, 285 long, 155 wide, with five pairs of pores. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1, j3 21, j418, j516, j6 23, J2 25, J5 7, z2 16, z3 23, z4 25, z518, Z4 30, Z5 51, s4, s6 24, S2 27, S4 30, S5 14, r3, R1 18, JV5 37. Setae Z 4, Z5 knobbed and serrated, JV5 knobbed, remaining setae smooth. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching level of j1. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 60   , St II-St II 64   , St III   off shield, St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 60 wide. Ventri-anal shield 100 long, 62 wide, with a very small pair of 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. Chelicera indiscernible. Spermatheca calyx bell-shaped, 12 long, atrium small, 3 long. Macrosetae, Sge IV 14   , Sti IV 18   , St IV 28   . Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. drymis   , however, the knobbed setae Z4 and JV5, the very small pre-anal pores and the number of knobbed macrosetae on leg IV will separate these species. The male is unknown.