Sierraphytoptus taiwanensus, Huang, Kun-Wei, 2006

Huang, Kun-Wei, 2006, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Trochodendron aralioides (Trochodendraceae) from Taiwan, Zootaxa 1141, pp. 63-68: 63-66

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.172070

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:897A8809-0A73-4316-A7AC-2B9961C6850E

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3501831

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487DA-FF8D-D828-FEB9-F941FBC7FD6B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sierraphytoptus taiwanensus
status

sp. nov.

Sierraphytoptus taiwanensus  sp. nov. ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1)

Female

Body spindle­shaped, 196 long, shield 31 long, 65 wide; shield with minute lobe, design smooth; dorsal tubercles set ahead of rear shield margin, to rear shield margin (Dt­ Sr) 7, Dt­Dt 24 apart, scapular setae (sc) 11 long, direct upwards and mesad, external vertical setae (ve) set on front humeral angles, 11 long; leg segments normal, tibial setae (1 ') set in middle, 5 long, coxal area smooth, 1 st coxal setae (1 b) 12 long, tubercles (Ct 1 ­ Ct 1) 12 apart; 2 nd coxal setae (1 a) 15 long, tubercles (Ct 2 ­Ct 2) 14 apart; 3 rd coxal setae (2 a) 26 long, tubercles (Ct 3 ­Ct 3) 33 apart, Ct 1 \Ct 2 19, Ct 1 ­Ct 2 9, Ct 2 \Ct 3 23, Ct 2 ­Ct 3 9; claw ending as a knob; empodium simple, 8 rayed.

Opisthosoma: flattened, differentiated into broader dorsal annuli and narrower ventral annuli, dorsal annuli with 37 spiny microtuberculate rings, 1 st 3 dorsal annuli 13, ventral annuli with 51 microtuberculate rings; all setae on abdomen present, subdorsal setae (c 1) 24 long, lateral setae (c 2) 27 long, Lt­Lt 71 apart, Lt\Vt 1 66, Lt­Vt 1 34; 1 st ventral setae (d) 20 long, Vt 1 ­Vt 1 45 apart, Vt 1 \Vt 2 49, Vt 1 ­Vt 2 35; 2 nd ventral setae (e) 18 long, Vt 2 ­ Vt 2 21 apart, Vt 2 \Vt 3 60, Vt 2 ­Vt 3 52; 3 rd ventral setae (f) 31 long, Vt 3 ­Vt 3 36 apart; accessory setae (h 1) present.

Epigynium: 27 wide, 14 long, smooth, genital setae (3 a) 11 long, Gt­Gt 23 apart.

Male: Body 188 long, shield 34 long, 55 wide, scapular setae (sc) 8 long; genitalia 20 wide, 10 long, setae 9 long, Gt­Gt 20 apart.

Type data: Holotype female, NANTOU: Renai, 16 ­Apr.­ 2003, K. W. Huang ex Trochodendron aralioides  S. et Z. ( Trochodendraceae  ) (deposited at NMNS). Paratypes, 15 females, 2 males data same as for holotype; 7 females, TAICHUNG: Hoping, 31 ­Oct.­ 1996, K. W. Huang; 1 female, NANTOU: Renai, 25 ­Jan.­ 1991.

Relation to host: A vagrant on the lower leaf surface. No apparent damage was observed.

Note: This new species differs from S. alnivagranus Keifer, 1939  by the ve direct upward and the smooth lateral margin of opisthosoma in dorsal view.

NMNS

National Museum of Natural Science