Petralycus longicornis Theron, 1977,

Uusitalo, Matti, Ueckermann, Edward A. & Theron, Pieter D., 2020, A review of the family Alycidae (Acari, Acariformes) from South Africa, Zootaxa 4858 (3), pp. 301-340: 335-336

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4858.3.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4535998

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scientific name

Petralycus longicornis Theron, 1977
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Petralycus longicornis Theron, 1977 

( Fig. 135BView FIGURE 135)

Petralycus longicornis Theron, 1977: 39  , figs. 1–15. Description. Dorsum ( Fig. 135BView FIGURE 135). Length ca. 240 μm; dorsal setae in a single row on each of the posterior segments H, PS and AD and slightly longer than the more randomly arranged setae on neotrichous anterior segments C, D, E and F; additional setae on ventral side smaller in size; naso a long, narrow and with distally rounded protrusion, prodorsal setae vi, sce and in subequal in size, a pair of setae exp missing, filiform sensilla sci densely ciliated.

Venter. Genital valves each with 11 genital setae; 4 anal setae per valve.

Gnathosoma  . Pair of smooth cheliceral setae on elongated chelicera; rutella pointed with lobed membrane; no additional setae on subcapitulum (i.e. three pairs); palpal tarsi with enlarged solenidion reaching over two stiff, terminal eupathids.

Legs. Solenidial formula for tarsi, tibiae, genua and femora on legs I, II, III and IV, respectively: 1-1-0-0, 2-2- 2-1, 5-2-2-1\2, 2-0-0-0, both longer and shorter solenidia ± thick and baculiform, several barbed eupathids and a knob-like famulus distally on tarsi I. Theron (1977: 42) noticed that genu IV of P. longicornis  has either 3 setae plus 2 solenidia or 4 setae and 1 solenidion.

Type material examined: Holotype female from Acacia karroo  -biotope, Potchefstroom, NORTH-WEST PROVINCE, 3 March 1969, P.D. Theron. Deposited at the Mite Collection of ARC-Plant Health and Protection, Pretoria, South Africa. 

Differential diagnosis. This species can be differentiated from the holotrichous species of Europe and North America by its neotrichous dorsal chaetotaxy and less solenidia on the femora; and from another neotrichous African species, Petralycus brevicornis  , by having a long, pointed naso and three pairs of prodorsal setae, subequal in size.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Acariformes

Family

Alycidae

Genus

Petralycus

Loc

Petralycus longicornis Theron, 1977

Uusitalo, Matti, Ueckermann, Edward A. & Theron, Pieter D. 2020
2020
Loc

Petralycus longicornis

Theron, P. D. 1977: 39
1977