Lourus citricolus, Ueckermann & Grout, 2007

Ueckermann, Edward A. & Grout, Timothy G., 2007, Tydeoid mites (Acari: Tydeidae, Edbakerellidae, Iolinidae) occurring on Citrus in southern Africa, Journal of Natural History 41 (37 - 40), pp. 2351-2378 : 2373-2374

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930701589921

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/464587D1-8B5A-FFC7-FE6C-FF5BFF6AFB9B

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Lourus citricolus
status

sp. n.

Lourus citricolus sp. n.

( Figures 30–34 View Figures 30–34 )

Type material

Mozambique: holotype female and one paratype female from Citrus sp., Homoine Agricultural College between Maxixe and Homoine (23 ° 52.99S, 35 ° 13.79E), 28 July 2003, T. G. Grout; two paratype females from Citrus sp., Zandamela Primary School, Zandamela (24 ° 47.49S, 34 ° 18.79E), 26 July 2003, T. G. Grout.

Accession numbers: AcY 03/269 and 03/264.

Diagnosis

Same characters as genus except for coxae IV without setae and palp femur with only one seta.

Female (n54). Dimensions of holotype with paratype variations in parentheses: length 315 (284–315), width 142 (148); legs: I 126 (126–131), II 116 (117), III 141 (126–142), IV 145 (142): setae: υi 16 (16), υe 25 (22–25), sci 35 (32–35), sce 28 (28), c 1 25 (22–25), c 2 25 (24–25), d 25 (22–25), e 25 (25–28), f 1 28 (28–30), f 2 50 (44–47), h 1 25 (25), h 2 28 (28); ps 1 16(16), ps 2 16(16), ps 3 13 (13); cheliceral stylet 16 (16); palp tarsus 19 (16–19).

Dorsum ( Figure 30 View Figures 30–34 ): prodorsum with four pairs of setae, sci a trichobothrium, opisthosoma with 10 pairs of setae and three cupules. All setae slightly setose. Striae very fine, longitudinal on propodosoma, transverse medially on opisthosoma. Posterior margin of opisthosoma with a distinct lobe.

Venter ( Figure 31 View Figures 30–34 ): epimeral formula 3-1-4-1. Genital area with only four pairs of aggenital setae. Three pairs of anal setae, ps 1–2 dorsally situated. Cupule ih mediolaterally located on an imaginary line connecting fourth pair of aggenital setae and ps 3. All ventral setae and aggenital setae stout, except for the slender ag 4.

Gnathosoma ( Figure 32 View Figures 30–34 ): palp chaetotaxy (tarsus to trochanter) 5-1-1-0. A solenidion may be present but could not be detected. Palp tibiotarsus with seta pζ stout and apparently forked distally, seta d setose.

Legs ( Figures 33, 34 View Figures 30–34 ): chaetotaxy of leg segments: tarsi 8(ω)-6(ω)-5-5, tibiae 4(ϕ)-2-2-2, genua 3-3-2-1, femora 3-2-2-2, trochantera 1-1-1-0. Tarsus I without apotele, tarsi II–IV terminate in two claws and a hairy empodium. Solenidion v 1 proximally on tarsus II. Coxa I without coxal gland. All leg setae, including four long terminal setae on tarsus I, slightly setose.

Etymology

The species name is derived from the Latin words Citrea for Citrus and colus meaning daeelling in.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Actinedida

Family

Iolinidae

Genus

Lourus