Raphignathus ensipilosus Meyer and Ueckermann

Akyol, Mustafa, Kami & Koç, L, 2006, Raphignathus mites from Turkey (Acari: Raphignathidae), Journal of Natural History 40 (17 - 18), pp. 1149-1165: 1162-1164

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930600869168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/404487FE-FFB6-FFD0-B971-2A069CF90BB3

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Raphignathus ensipilosus Meyer and Ueckermann
status

 

Raphignathus ensipilosus Meyer and Ueckermann  

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Material examined

One female from litter under Verbascum   sp., Kayadanağıl place, 1100 m, B. Karabag ˘, Bolvadin district , 21 May 2005; 15 females   from litter under Astragalus   sp., 1500 m, B. Kalecik, Afyonkarahisar, 16 June 2005   ; two females from soil in a mole’s nest, Emirdağları, Gökkoyak place, 1350 m, B. Karabag ˘, Bolvadin district , 21 July 2005   , Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, leg. M. Akyol.  

Female

Length of body (including gnathosoma) 448 (448–469); length of body excluding gnathosoma 373 (373–384); width 240 (240–267).

Gnathosoma. Length of gnathosoma 64. Subcapitulum with two pairs of long setae (n 541, m 543) and two pairs of pilose adoral setae (or 122). Dorsal stylophore with striae. Palp setal formula (femur to tarsus): 32223+1 claw, 4+1 v +4 eupathidia.

Dorsum. Podosoma with one median and two lateral shields separated by striae; podosoma with one pair of small shields behind median podosomal shield; opisthosoma with a large opisthosomal shield; dorsal body setae smooth and ensiform; median shield bearing three pairs of setae; lateral shields bearing three pairs of setae, one pair of eyes, and one pair of lyrifissures (ia); five pairs of setae and one pair of lyrifissures (im) on opisthosomal shield; setae h 3 situated on ventral extension of opisthosomal shield; im situated on or near anterolateral margin; d 1 only setae on small platelets on the interscutal membrane posterior to anterolateral shields; all dorsal shields punctuated; body surface striated between podosomal and opisthosomal shields. Dimensions of dorsal setae as follows (measurements in parentheses are variations): υi 546 (46–54), sci 560 (60–62), υe 551 (51–60), sce 551 (51), c 15 (57–60), c 2521 (21–22), d 1557 (54–57), e 1568 (68), f 15 (65–68), h 1560 (60), h 2549 (49–54), h 3543 (43); distances between setae: υi–υi 530 (30), υi–υe 565 (65–70), υi–sci 541 (41–43), υe–υe 5127 (127–149), υe–sci 532 (32–43), sci–sci 565 (57–60), υe– sce 530 (30–38), sce–sce 5187 (179–195), sce–c 1549 (49–57), c 1 – c 1516 (16 – 19), c 1 – c 2573 (73–92), c 2 – c 25162 (162–176), c 2 – d 1568 (68–84), d 1 – d 1587 (87–92), d 1 – e 1532 (30–35), e 1 – e 15114 (103–122), e 1 – f 1543 (41–51), f 1 – f 1597 (95–97), f 1 – h 1557 (54–57), h 1 – h 1527 (22–27), h 1 – h 2532 (32–41), h 2 – h 2560 (57–60), h 2 – h 3532 (32–41), h 3 – h 35125 (114– 141).

Venter. Coxal groups I–II and III–IV with coxisternal shields; venter striated and three pairs of setae, ag 516; three pairs of genital setae, g 15 g 25 g 3516; genital and coxisternal shield punctuated; one pair of lyrifissures (ih) located laterally to genital shield; anal shield with three pairs of setae, ps 15 ps 25 ps 3516.

Legs. Lengths of legs (base of femur to tip of tarsal claw): leg I 267 (267–277), leg II 207 (207–224), leg III 224 (224–240), leg IV 304 (298–309); setal formulae of legs I–IV: coxae 1 a +22223 a +221, trochanters 1212221, femora 6252323 genua 6(k)26(k)2424, tibiae 6(v)26(v)26(v)25(v), tarsi 21(WR, v)216(v)214(v)213(v).