Typhlodromus leilaseius 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: 56-57

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5290153

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/256CA868-FFAD-FFEB-FF6F-BA8DFC23FE5D

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Typhlodromus leilaseius El-Banhawy & Knapp
status

n. sp.

Typhlodromus leilaseius El-Banhawy & Knapp   n. sp.

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Material examined. Holotype female, Thompson Falls (Nyahururu), altitude 2500 m, May 6, 2006 (El-Banhawy).  

Female: Dorsal shield reticulated, 270 long, 160 wide, with five pairs of pores. Measurements of dorsal setae: j1, j3 12, j4 14, j5 26, j6 20, J2 24, J5 9, z2, z3 40, z4 24, z5 18, Z4 37, Z5 48, s4 24, s6 28, S2 32, S4 28, S5 20, r3, R1 20, JV5 40. Setae Z 4, Z5 serrated, Z5 blunt, remaining setae smooth. Peritrematal shield fused anteriorly with dorsal shield, reaching levei j1. Sternal shield, distances between St I-St III 60   , St II-St II 50   , St III   off shield, St IV   on platelets. Genital shield 62 wide. Ventri-anal shield 110 long, 74 wide, with a pair of round 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. Fixed digit of chelicera with four teeth, movable digit with three teeth. Spermatheca calyx saccular, 14 long, 7 wide, atrium small, 3 long. Macroseta knobbed, St IV 40   . Chaetotaxy : genu II 2, 2   / 0, 2/1, 1, genu III 1, 2   /1, 2/0, 1.

Remarks. This species is similar to T. wrenschae Ueckermann & Loots   in the general morphological characters. The number of setae on genu II (8), position of ventri-anal pores, length of Z4, and presence of St III free on integument, distiguish it from T. wrenschae   . The male is unknown.