Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers, 1974

Ma, Min, Fan, Qing-Hai & Zhang, Zhi-Qiang, 2019, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) of the Cook Islands, Zootaxa 4646 (3), pp. 527-540: 530

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4646.3.5

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scientific name

Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers, 1974
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Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers, 1974 

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) tamatavensis Blommers, 1974: 144  .

Diagnosis. Female: dorsal idiosomal shield smooth throughout; bearing 17 pairs of setae, all (except Z4) smooth, Z4 serrated; j3 longer than j1, but shorter than s4; s4 shorter than Z4, Z5 extremely long and whip-like, Z4 about 1.3 times as long as Z5. Sternal shield and epigynal shield smooth. Peritremes extending beyond bases of j1. Ventrianal shield pentagonal, smooth, bearing three pairs of pre-anal setae, solenostomes gv3 medial to JV2. Calyx of spermathecal apparatus and major duct tube-like, atrium as wide as both calyx and major duct. Cheliceral movable digit with four teeth, fixed digit with 10 teeth. Legs I and II each with one macroseta on genu; leg III with two macrosetae, leg IV with three bluntly tipped macrosetae, seta on tibiae approximately as long as seta on basitarsus, slightly longer than 2/3 of seta on genu.

Specimens examined. Rarotonga: 1 female, ex. very young pawpaw ( Carica papaya  ), 25 May 1992, by J. G. Charles (#92-161); Totokoitu Research Station, 1 female, ex. passion fruit ( Passiflora  sp.), 28 May 1992, same collector (#92-163a).

Remarks. This species was originally described from papeda ( Citrus hystrix  ) in Madagascar ( Blommers 1974). It is also known from more than 30 countries in the Afrotropical, Australasian, Neotropical, Oriental, and Palaearctic regions ( Moraes et al. 2004; Demite et al. 2018). It is now recorded from the Cook Islands for the first time.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Amblyseius

Loc

Amblyseius tamatavensis Blommers, 1974

Ma, Min, Fan, Qing-Hai & Zhang, Zhi-Qiang 2019
2019
Loc

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) tamatavensis

Blommers, L. 1974: 144