Amblyseius largoensis ( Muma, 1955 )

Ma, Min, Fan, Qing-Hai & Zhang, Zhi-Qiang, 2019, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) of the Cook Islands, Zootaxa 4646 (3), pp. 527-540: 528-529

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

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scientific name

Amblyseius largoensis ( Muma, 1955 )
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Amblyseius largoensis ( Muma, 1955) 

( Figures 1B & 1CView FIGURE 1)

Amblyseiopsis largoensis Muma, 1955: 266  .

Typhlodromus (Amblyseius) largoensis  . — Chant, 1959: 96.

Amblyseius (Amblyseialus) largoensis  . — Muma, 1961: 287.

Typhlodromus largoensis  . — Hirschmann, 1962: 17.

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) largoensis  . — Ehara, 1966: 22.

Diagnosis. Female: This species most closely resembles A. fijiensis McMurtry & Schicha  and A. herbicolus (Chant)  . Its female can be differentiated from these two species by having a parallel-sided calyx of the spermathecal apparatus, and the atrium expanded as that in A. herbicolus  . Cheliceral movable digit with three to four teeth, fixed digit with 10−11 teeth.

Specimens examined. Rarotonga: Ara Tapu nr Tevas Villa, 1 female, ex. mango ( Mangifera indica  ) leaves, 23 October 2017, by Q.-H. Fan   ; 1 female, ex. palm leaves, same locality, date and collector  ; 4 females, ex. Cocos  sp. leaves, 24 October 2017, same locality and collector; Ministry of Agriculture garden  , 1 female, ex. Hibiscus rosasinensis  , 22 October 2017, by Q.-H. Fan   .

Remarks. This species was originally described from Citrus  in Florida, USA ( Muma 1955). It is also known from about 60 countries in the Afrotropical, Australasian, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, and Palaearctic regions ( Moraes et al. 2004; Demite et al. 2018). This cosmopolitan species was previously recorded from the Cook Islands on Hau ( Hibiscus tiliaceus  ) ( Collyer 1980). Amblyseius largoensis  , A. fijiensis  and A. herbicolus  closely resemble each other. They are mainly differentiated by the shape of the spermathecal apparatus ( Figure 1View FIGURE 1; Table 1).

A. fijiensis  A. herbicolus  A. largoensis 

(n=5) (n=4) (n=7)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Amblyseius

Loc

Amblyseius largoensis ( Muma, 1955 )

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

Amblyseiopsis largoensis

Muma, M. H. 1955: 266
Loc

Typhlodromus (Amblyseius) largoensis

Chant, D. A. 1959: 96
Loc

Amblyseius (Amblyseialus) largoensis

Muma, M. H. 1961: 287
Loc

Typhlodromus largoensis

Hirschmann, W. 1962: 17
Loc

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) largoensis

Ehara, S. 1966: 22