Proctophyllodes garrula, Wang & Wang & Su, 2014

Wang, Zi-Ying, Wang, Jin-Jun & Su, Xiao-Hui, 2014, Four new feather mite species of the genus Proctophyllodes Robin (Astigmata: Proctophyllodidae) from China, Zoological Systematics 39 (2), pp. 248-258 : 253-255

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Proctophyllodes garrula

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Proctophyllodes garrula sp. nov. ( Figs 15–19 View Figs 15–17 View Figs 18–19 , 26, 29 View Figs 25–30 )

Holotype male, from Garrulax poecilorhynchus Gould ( Passeriformes : Timaliidae ), Huangshan (30°7′N, 118°7′E), Anhui, China, 23 May 2008, coll. Jin Liu. Paratypes 3 females, same data as holotype.

Male. Idiosoma length 266, width 143. Prodorsal shield: greatest length 78, greatest width 96. Distance between scapular setae: se-se 56. Anterior part with small sparsely disposed pit-like lacunae, lateral margins entire. Setae ve absent. Setae c2 on edge of humeral shield. Subhumeral setae c3 lanceolate, 14 length, 4.4 width. Hysteronotal shield length 161, width 97; anterior margin straight, posterior angles rectangular, surface of shield with lacunae. Inventral between prodorsal shield and hysteronotal shield 18. Supranal concavity opened from the posterior margin, anterior end reach to level of setae

© Zoological Systematics, 39(2): 248–258 e2. Terminal lamellae elongated, with pennate venation, length of lamellae 40, width 14, not overlapping. EpimeritesIV-shaped. Paragenital apodemes absent. Genital arch in moderete size. Aedeagus extending to level of setae ps3, 62 in length. Opisthogastric setae arranged in trapezoidal arrangement. Opisthogastric shield fragmented to three small shields and posterior shield bearing setae ps3, setae g inserted on striated area. Anal suckers cylindrical, 23 in length, 8.8 in width, with trapezoid shape accessory glands. Distances between hysteronotal setae: c1-c1 61, c1-d1 31, d1-d2 82, e1- e1 40, h1-h1 42, d2- e1 48, c2-d2 58, d2- e2 14, e1-h1 82, e2-h2 36, g-g 8.9, ps3-ps3 25, g-ps3 13. Tarsus IV 24 long, seta d near midlevel of this segment. Genual solenidion σ III situated at posterior segment. Length of genual solenidia: σ1 I 24, σ III 7.

Female. Length of idiosoma 354–389, width 151–185. Prodorsal shield with lacunae like male, posterior margin straight, 88–98 in length, 113–129 in width. Setae ve absent. Distances between scapular setae se-se 74–78. The arrangement of c1 and c2 as in males. Subhumeral setae c3 lanceolate, 20–21 long, 5.8–6.7 wide. Hysterosoma with a large anterior shield and the lobar region. Anterior shield roughly rectangular, with anterior margin almost straight, greatest length 242–263, width 112–123 at anterior margin, surface of shield with lacunae like male. Interval between prodorsal and hysteronotal shield 20–22. Setae h1 on posterior margin of anterior hysteronotal shield. Length of setae h3 75–98.Without supranal concavity.Opisthosomal lobes slightly attenuate apically, terminal cleft with V-shaped, greatest length 23–27, greatest width 37–39. Epimerites IV-shaped. Distance between dorsal setae: c1-c1 67–69, c1-d1 52–57, d1-d2 34–43, e1- e2 51–60, h1-h1 39–57, d2- e1 59–67, c1-d2 94–103, d2-e2 100–110, e2-h2 62–69. Genual solenidion σ III situated as in male. Length of genual solenidia: σ1 I 29–33, σ III 9–11.

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Diagnosis. The new species, Proctophyllodes garrula sp. nov., belongs to the tricetratus species group. The males in this group are mainly characterized by the short aedeagus (not extending to the bases of terminal lamellae) and the reduced sclerotization of the central part of the opisthogastric shield (Atyeo & Braasch, 1966). Mironov et al. (2012) thought that this species group might be artificial, for the opisthogastric shield varied in this group, which were represented by one or two pairs of sclerites, or one unpaired genital fragment and two adanal fragments.

Within this group, the new species differs from other species by the following features: in male, the opisthogastric shield is separated into two anterior fragments and one unpaired posterior fragment, and the anal suckers have trapezoid-shaped accessory glands.

Etymology. The specific name, garrula (garrulus), derives from the generic name, garrulax, of the type host.