Typhlodromus muliebris Van der Merwe

El-Banhawy, E. M. & Knapp, M., 2011, Mites of the family Phytoseiidae Berlese from Kenya (Acari: Mesostigmata) 2945, Zootaxa 2945 (1), pp. 1-176: 58

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

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scientific name

Typhlodromus muliebris Van der Merwe
status

 

Typhlodromus muliebris Van der Merwe  

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Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) muliebris Van der Merwe, 1968: 28   ; Moraes et al., 2004: 338; Chant & McMurtry, 2007: 155. Amblydromella muliebris   .— Moraes et al., 1986: 168.

Amblydromella (Amblydromella) muliebris   .— Denmark & Welbourn, 2002: 308.

Material examined. Kenya, 2 females, Mfangano Island , Nyanza Province, altitude 1300 m, (El-Banhawy)   .

Female: Dorsal shield imbricate, 320 long, 185 wide, with five pairs of pores. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1 14, j3 25, j4, j5, j6 16, J2 21, J5 9, z2 17, z3 20, z418, z5 16, Z4 25, Z5 46, s4, s6 23, S2, S4 25, S5 18, r3 22, R1 20, JV5 32. Setae Z 4, Z5, JV5 knobbed, Z4, Z5 serrated, remaining setae smooth. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching level of j1. Sternal shield, distances between St-St III 62   , St II-St II 58   , St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 62 wide. Ventri-anal shield 95 long, 65 wide, with a pair of very small 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 long tube, 25 long, 2 wide near atrium, 7 wide near vesicle, flared distally, atrium small. Macrosetae knobbed, Sge IV 14   , Sti IV 14   , St IV 20   . Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/1, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. The female holotype and a male paratype were collected from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, April 12, 1955 (P. A. J. Ryke) ( Van der Merwe, 1968). In the Kenyan specimens, the ventri-anal pores are very small and the macrosetae on leg IV are short.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Typhlodromus

Loc

Typhlodromus muliebris Van der Merwe

El-Banhawy, E. M. & Knapp, M. 2011
2011
Loc

Amblydromella (Amblydromella) muliebris

Denmark, H. A. & Welbourn, W. C. 2002: 308
2002
Loc

Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) muliebris

Chant, D. A. & McMurtry, J. A. 2007: 155
Moraes, G. J. de & McMurtry, J. A. & Denmark, H. A. & Campos, C. B. 2004: 338
Moraes, G. J. de & McMurtry, J. A. & Denmark, H. A. 1986: 168
Van der Merwe, G. 1968: 28
1968