Euseius lokele (Pritchard & Baker)

Moraes, G. J. De, Ueckermann, E. A., Oliveira, A. R. & Yaninek, J. S., 2001, Phytoseiid mites of the genus Euseius (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Sub­Saharan Africa, Zootaxa 3, pp. 1-70: 27

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5072/zenodo.155429

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A6821FE8-6856-4854-B5D4-5AD02F361077

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0471C225-4075-FF91-FEB2-ACA5FD5C9100

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scientific name

Euseius lokele (Pritchard & Baker)
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Euseius lokele (Pritchard & Baker)  ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16)

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) lokele Pritchard & Baker, 1962: 271  Euseius lokele, Moraes et al., 1989  a: 99; 1989b: 85

FEMALE (Specimens measured – Benin: 1, Burundi: 2, Cameroon: 1, Ghana: 2, Kenya: 7, Sierra Leone: 2, Uganda: 3, Zaire: 3).

Dorsum ­ Dorsal shield with a few lateral striations anterior to z4, 323(291­408) long, 219(200­274) wide. Setae j1 27(26­35), j3 11(10­24), j4 and j5 6(6­11), j6 8(6­14), J2 10(8­16), J5 6(5­8), z2 10(6­16), z4 10(8­16), z5 8(6­11), Z1 11(8­14), Z4 11(8­16), Z5 51(48­70), s4 14(11­29), S2 12(10­16), S4 10(8­18), S5 10(7­16), r3 14(11­22), R1 10(8­ 13). All setae smooth.

Peritreme – Reaching level of j1.

Venter ­ Ventral shields smooth. Distances between ST1­ST3 57(40­67), ST2­ST2 68(64­80), ST5­ST5 71(67­86). With 1 pair of metapodal shields. Ventrianal shield 91(88­ 120) long, 50(40­58) wide at ZV2 level and 72(62­82) wide at anus level.

Spermatheca ­ Calyx tubular, broadening gradually towards atrium, 14(11­19) long; atrium distinct.

Legs ­ Macrosetae sharp­tipped: SgeII 28(24­34), SgeIII 35(32­42), StiIII 26(22­34), SgeIV 54(50­70), StiIV 34(30­53), StIV 68(62­86).

REMARKS: The specimens from Burundi were larger than others and had proportionally larger setae.

SPECIMENS EXAMINED: Benin: Cotonou, on Ficus  sp., 4­XI­89, G.J. Moraes. Burundi: on Ricinus communis  , 23­V­90, P. Ndayida. Cameroon: 11 km W. Diang, on Cassia  sp., 4­II­91, L. Louis. Ghana: 136 km E. Accra, Torve, on Adansonia digitata  and on Azadirachna indica  , 6­XI­89, G.J. Moraes. Kenya: Lunga Lunga, Coast Province, on Caesalpinia bonduc  , 28­XI­89, J.S. Yaninek; 3 km N. Mtumpa bridge, Kiligi, on unidentified plant, 30­XI­89, J.S. Yaninek; 5 km N. Mtwapa, Coast Province, on Ageratum conyzoides  , 30­XI­89, J.S. Yaninek; 23 km S. Malindi, Coast Province, on Ricinus communis  , 30­XI­89, J.S. Yaninek; Kisumu, on Cassia  sp., 2­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek; 7 km N. Siaya, Nianza Province, on Cassia  sp., 8­XII­89; Tea Hotel, Rift Valley Province, on tree 48, 4­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek. Sierra Leone: Rokisp, on cocoyam, 17­XII­91, A.F. Kanu. Uganda: Luweero, Kyankanwa, on Entardrophragama sp., 5­X­90, J.S. Yaninek; Hoima, 22 km N. Kagadi, on Albizzia  sp., 10­X­90, J.S. Yaninek; 8 km W. Masindi, on Cassia spectabilis  , 11­X­90, J.S. Yaninek. Zaire: 4 km S. Kikwit, on Morinda lucida  , 26­ VI­91, A. Onzo; 16 km W. Matadi, Bas­Zaire, on Chromolaena  sp., 10­VII­91; Muanda, on Cassia  sp., 11­VII­91, A. Onzo.