Typhlodromus ilehoensis 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: 55

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

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Typhlodromus ilehoensis El-Banhawy & Knapp

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Typhlodromus ilehoensis El-Banhawy & Knapp   , n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kenya, Mt. Kenya, Naro-Moru gate, altitude 2438 m, July 13, 2004 (El- Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield reticulated, 340 long, 180 wide. Measurements of dorsal setae: J1 18, j3 12, j4 10, j5, j6 12, J2 14, J5 12, z2, z3 12, z4, z5 10, Z4 20, Z5 46, s4, s6 14, S2, S4 21, S5 25, r3, R1 18, JV5 41. Setae Z 5, JV5 knobbed, Z5 serrated, remaining setae smooth. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching level between j1 and j3. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 75   , St II-St II 53   , St III   , St IV   free on integument. Genital shield 75 wide. Ventri-anal shield oval, 115 long, 95 wide (L/W ratio1.2: 1), with a pair of small preanal pores and four pairs of 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 cup shaped, 7 long, atrium enlarged. Chaetotaxy: genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1   . 2/1, 2/0. 1.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. nyahururus El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp. Setae Z5, JV5 and macroseta on St IV are much longer than the corresponding ones in T. nyahururus   . Furthermore, the pre-anal pores are very small in the former but larger in the latter. The male is unknown.