Kleemannia tenella (Berlese, 1916)

Masan, Peter, 2017, A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna, ZooKeys 704, pp. 1-228: 1

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scientific name

Kleemannia tenella (Berlese, 1916)
status

comb. n.

Kleemannia tenella (Berlese, 1916)   comb. n. Plates 61, 62, 63

Ameroseius tenellus   Berlese, 1916a: 47.

Kleemannia   sp. - Piryanik 1958: 130.

Ameroseius tenellus   . - Castagnoli and Pegazzano 1985: 410.

Ameroseius lanatus   Solomon, 1969: 274. Syn. n.

Ameroseius lanatus   . - Bregetova 1977: 158.

Ameroseius fimetorum   Karg, 1971a: 230. Syn. n.

Ameroseius fimetorum   . - Bregetova 1977: 160; Karg 1993: 228; Narita et al. 2015: 395.

Type depository.

Of Ameroseius tenellus   - Istituto Sperimentale per la Zoologia Agraria, Firenze, Italy; of Ameroseius lanatus   - not stated (holotype not designated); of Ameroseius fimetorum   - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.

Type locality and habitat.

Of Ameroseius tenellus   - Italy, Firenze, in moss; of Ameroseius lanatus   - Romania, holotype not designated [three females: Luncaviţa at Tulcea, Mogoşoaia at Bucureşti, Podul Iloaie at Iaşi, on small rodents, Apodemus sylvaticus   and Microtus arvalis   ( Mammalia  )]; of Ameroseius fimetorum   - Germany, Frankfurt/Oder (Oderbruch), Manschnow (holticulture), in compost soil of greenhouse.

Comparative material.

Germany: 1 ♀ ( ZMB: 40156, holotype) - Febr. 1963, Manschnow/Oderbruch, Gewächshaus, 2985 (labelled Ameroseius fimetorum   ). Italy: 2 ♀♀ ( ISZA: 171/12, holotype; ISZA: 171/13, paratype) - Firenze, musco; 1 ♀ ( ISZA: 21/8, paratype) - Tiarno, Trentino, fiorume; 2 ♀♀ ( ISZA: 168/50, paratypes) - Tiarno, Trentino, nel fieno; 1 ♀ ( ISZA: 171/14) - Palermo, musco.

New material from Slovakia.

Podunajská Rovina Flatland: 6 ♀♀ - 3. 5. 2006, Bratislava Capital, air-port, meadow, burrow entry of Spermophilus citellus   ( Mammalia  ), rotting leaves and vegetation rests, altitude 150 m, leg. P. Mašán.

Remarks.

This species was only briefly and inadequately described by Berlese (1916a). There are seven slides of this species in the Berlese Acaroteca (21/8, 168/50, 171/12-14, 219/48-49), from moss, hay and litter from Italy (Firenze, Tiarno - Trentino, Palermo). Only one slide bearing a female from Firenze is labelled „tipico” (171/12). I have examined six females mounted onto five slides of the collection (slides 219/48-49 were not available for my study). Despite such a sufficient series of slides, only two of them contains at least partially examinable specimens in which some limited observation of features is possible. Some characters on the dorsum can be examined in the holotype specimen, and some ventral characters in a paratype specimen on slide 168/50. Other examined specimens are in poor condition and barely suitable for thorough observation. As a critical examination of the type specimens has revealed that Kleemannia tenella   and Kleemannia fimetorum   (Karg 1971) are identical, the latter must be placed in synonymy with the former. This comparison was extended to specimens of K. tenella   collected in Slovakia and the agreement was found to be complete. In the original illustrations of K. fimetorum   , Karg (1971a) asymmetrically depicted the setal complement of 29 pairs of setae on the dorsal shield (30 setae on left portion, and 27 setae on right portion), and mistakenly concluded that only three instead of four teeth were present on proximal masticatory area of the fixed cheliceral digit. On the basis of my examinations of description and illustrations, as the type material of Ameroseius lanatus   Solomon, 1969 is probably no longer available (Adina Cǎlugǎr made a notable effort to find the type specimens), this species is also placed in synonymy with K. tenella   . I am not able to detect any consistent morphological differences in the material from Italy, Romania, Germany and Slovakia, and thus all are considered to belong to a single species.

Kleemannia tenella   and the closely related Chinese species Kleemannia guyimingi   (Ma, 1997) and Kleemannia longisetosa   (Ye & Ma, 1993) differ so markedly from the other members of this genus in the length of the dorsal shield setae (J-setae lengthened, Z-setae shortened), and in the arrangement of the ventral shields (pseudo-metasternal platelets absent; setae st3 on soft integument; ventrianal shield reduced and rounded, concave anteriorly, with two pairs of setae very close to its anterior margin), that they might be considered as belonging to a separate species group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Kleemannia

Loc

Kleemannia tenella (Berlese, 1916)

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Kleemannia

Oudemans 1930
1930
Loc

Ameroseius tenellus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius tenellus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius lanatus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius lanatus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius fimetorum

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius fimetorum

Berlese 1903
1903