Typhlodromus kirinyagae 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: 56

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5290151

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/256CA868-FFAD-FFE4-FF6F-B833FEF1F924

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Typhlodromus kirinyagae El-Banhawy & Knapp
status

n. sp.

Typhlodromus kirinyagae El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Kisumu, Nyanza Province , altitude 1310 m, December 7, 2005 (El-Banhawy)   . Paratypes, 1 female, same data as holotype   ; 2 females, Nyaundo Island , altitude 1400 m, December 7, 2005   ; 1 female, Ruma National Park , Nyanza Province, altitude 1340 m, December 9, 2005 (El Banhawy)   .

Female: Dorsal shield 310 long, 165 wide. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1 14, j3 23, j416, j518, j623, j2 26, J512, z218, z3 21, z4 23, z5 16, Z4 30, Z5 40, s4 24, s6 26, S2, S4 30, S5 24, r3, R118, JV5 40. Setae Z 4, Z5, JV5 lanceolate and serrated, remaining setae short-medium and stout. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching j1. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 60   , St II-St II 50   , St III   free on integument, St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 60 wide. Ventri-anal shield 105 long, 62 wide, laterally concave, with a pair of very small pre-anal pores close to each other 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 broad, tubular, about 7 times as long as broad, 30 long, 4 wide, slightly flared distally, atrium conspicuous, 5 long, 4 wide. Macroseta short, St IV 21   . Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/0, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. asperosetosus Zannou, Moraes & Oliveira.   The ventri-anal pores (very small), spermatheca (long, broad, tubular), setae Z4 (smooth) and Z5 (pointed) differentiate the new species. The male is unknown