Typhlodromus nerminae 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: 63

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5290191

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/256CA868-FFA4-FFED-FF6F-BCE5FE48FD58

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Felipe

scientific name

Typhlodromus nerminae El-Banhawy & Knapp
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Typhlodromus nerminae El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kenya, Mt. Kenya, altitude 3157 m, July 15, 2004 (El-Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield imbricate, 380 long, 195 wide, with five pairs of pores. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1 21, j3 40, j4, j5 28, j6 37, J2 39, J5 12, z2 25, z3 46, z4 41, z5 30, Z4 58, Z5 70, s4, s6, S2 55, S4 57, r3, R1 38, JV5 50. Dorsal setae serrated, j1, J5, z5 smooth. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching level of j1. Sternal shield reticulated, distances between St I-St III 70   , St II-St II 50   , St IV on platelets. Genital shield 60 wide. Ventri-anal shield pentagonal, lateral margins concave, with a pair of very small round pre-anal pores and four pairs of pre-anal setae (JV1, JV2, JV3, ZV2). A pair of metapodal platelets, two pairs of sigillar sclerites, and four pairs of setae surrounding ventri-anal shield. Chelicera indiscernible. Spermatheca calyx saccular, 14 long, 5 wide at mid-point, flared distally, atrium small. Macrosetae sharp pointed, Sge IV 55   , Sti IV 28   , St IV 75   . Chaetotaxy: genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. neomagdalenae Zannou, Moraes & Oliveira   , however the difference in the lengths of most dorsal setae and macrosetae and the wide apart and very small pre-anal pores separate these species. The male is unknown.