Phytoseius coheni Swirski & Shechter, 1961

Ma, Min, Fan, Qing-Hai & Zhang, Zhi-Qiang, 2019, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) of the Cook Islands, Zootaxa 4646 (3), pp. 527-540: 533-534

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

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scientific name

Phytoseius coheni Swirski & Shechter, 1961
status

 

Phytoseius coheni Swirski & Shechter, 1961 

Phytoseius (Dubininellus) macropilis coheni Swirski & Shechter, 1961: 104  .

Diagnosis. Female: dorsal idiosomal shield foveate-reticulate; bearing 15 pairs of setae, r3 on dorsal shield, R1 absent; j4, j5, j6, z2, z4, z5 and J5 minute, others serrated, broad and flattened, s4> s6> Z5> Z4; j3 shorter than distance j3–j4. Sternal shield smooth, bearing three pairs of setae and two pairs of lyrifissures. Epigynal shield smooth. Peritremes extending to bases of j1. Ventrianal shield vase-shaped, smooth, bearing three pairs of pre-anal setae, solenostomes gv3 posterior to JV2 and anterolaterad of anus. JV5 broadly serrated and flattened. Calyx of sperma- thecal apparatus short and flaring, Y-shaped. Cheliceral movable digit with one tooth, fixed digit with three teeth. Leg IV bearing four obvious macrosetae with bulbous hyaline tips.

Specimen examined. Rarotonga: Ara Tapu near Tevas Villa, 2 females, ex. Cocos  sp. leaves, 24 October 2017, by Q.-H. Fan. Ministry of Agriculture garden, 1 female, ex. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  , same date and collector.

Remarks. This species was originally described from pomelo ( Citrus maxima  ) in Hong Kong ( Swirski & Shechter 1961). It is only known from China ( Hong Kong, Taiwan), Hawaii, India, Philippines, and USA ( Moraes et al. 2004; Demite et al. 2018). It is now recorded in the Cook Islands for the first time.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Phytoseius

Loc

Phytoseius coheni Swirski & Shechter, 1961

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

Phytoseius (Dubininellus) macropilis coheni

Swirski, E. & Shechter, R. 1961: 104