Abacarus aralioidus , Huang, Kun-Wei, 2006

Huang, Kun-Wei, 2006, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) on Trochodendron aralioides (Trochodendraceae) from Taiwan, Zootaxa 1141, pp. 63-68: 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.3506978

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A487DA-FF8E-D828-FEB9-FC84FBD2F8DC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Abacarus aralioidus
status

sp. nov.

Abacarus aralioidus  sp. nov. ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2)

Female: Body spindle­shaped, 156 long, shield 48 long, 55 wide, shield lobe present, shield design with median line from base to basal 4 / 5, with many dashed lines at anterior; admedian lines semicircular­like, with granules at base, scapular tubercles set at rear shield margin, setae (sc) 9 long, directed to rear, Dt­Dt 21 apart; leg segments normal, fore tibial setae (1 ') set at 1 / 2, 6 long; coxal area with several granules; 1 st coxal setae (1 b) 5 long, Ct 1 ­Ct 1 15 apart, 2 nd coxal setae (1 a) 10 long, Ct 2 ­Ct 2 7 apart, 3 rd coxal setae (2 a) 11 long, Ct 3 ­Ct 3 22 apart, Ct 1 \Ct 2 13, Ct 1 ­Ct 2 7, Ct 2 \Ct 3 15, Ct 2 ­Ct 3 8; claw ending as knob; empodium simple, 5 rayed.

Opisthosoma: dorsum with median ridge shorter than submedian ridges, 1 st dorsal annulus broad, dorsal annuli with about 33 annuli, with spiny microtubercles at median ridge, 1 st 3 dorsal annuli 14 long, ventral annuli with about 58 microtuberculate rings; lateral setae (c 2) 11 long, Lt­Lt 52 apart, Lt\Vt 1 46, Lt­Vt 1 24; 1 st ventral setae (d) 23 long, Vt 1 ­Vt 1 31 apart, Vt 1 \Vt 2 27, Vt 1 ­Vt 2 24; 2 nd ventral setae (e) 8 long, Vt 2 ­Vt 2 10 apart, Vt 2 \Vt 3 40, Vt 2 ­Vt 3 36; 3 rd ventral setae (f) 7 long, Vt 3 ­Vt 3 8 apart; accessory setae (h 1) absent.

Epigynium: 21 wide, 14 long, with about 12 longitudinal ridges, with dashed lines at base, genital setae (3 a) 9 long, Gt­Gt 13 apart.

Male: not seen.

Type data: Holotype female, TAICHUNG: Hoping, 31 ­Oct.­ 1996, K. W. Huang; ex Trochodendron aralioides  S. et Z. ( Trochodendraceae  ). (deposited at NMNS).

Paratypes, 2 females, data same as for holotype.

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

Note: This new species is close to A. bambusae ( Channabasavanna, 1966) Keifer, 1944  but differs in the shield design with a semicircular­like admedian lines, lacking transverse line between admedian lines, and the 5 ­rayed empodium.

NMNS

National Museum of Natural Science