Euseius hima (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: 23-24

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Euseius hima (Pritchard & Baker)
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Euseius hima (Pritchard & Baker)  ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13)

Amblyseius (Amblyseius) hima Pritchard & Baker, 1962: 257  ; Blommers, 1976: 89 Amblyseius hima, Ueckermann, 1992: 153 

Euseius hima, Moraes et al., 1989  b: 84

FEMALE (Specimens measured – Benin: 2, Ghana: 1, Kenya: 2, Rwanda: 8, Uganda: 1).

Dorsum ­ Dorsal shield mostly striate, except for central region which is reticulate, 273(248­288) long and 174(166­182) wide. Setae j1 20(18­22), j3 24(19­29), j4 19(14­ 22), j5 19(14­22), j6 18(16­21), J2 20(18­24), J5 7(5­8), z2 25(22­30), z4 28(22­34), z5 21(18­26), Z1 21(16­24), Z4 22(18­26), Z5 44(42­50), s4 32(27­37), S2 25(21­30), S4 24(19­29), S5 25(21­29), r3 22(18­27), R1 16(14­18). All setae smooth, except Z5 which are serrate.

Peritreme ­ Almost reaching level of z2.

Venter ­ All ventral shields smooth. Distances between ST1­ST3 53(48­56), ST2­ST2 62(58­67) and ST5­ST5 57(50­64). With 1 pair of metapodal shields. Ventrianal shield 87(78­94) long, 43(38­50) wide at ZV2 level and 51(45­58) wide at anus level. Seta JV1 inserted on anterior margin of ventrianal shield.

Chelicera ­ Movable digit 21 long, with 1 tooth; fixed digit 24 long, with 3 teeth.

Spermatheca ­ Calyx tubular, but constricted distally, 23(19­29) long; distinct atrium.

Legs ­ Macrosetae only discernible on tarsus of leg IV, sharp­tipped, 36(24­48) long.

SPECIMENS EXAMINED: Benin: Djougou, on Gmelina  sp., 20­XI­89, G.J. Moraes; Atacora, on unidentified plant, 21­XI­89, G.J. Moraes. Ghana: Senchi, on leguminous tree, 18­XI­89, G.J. Moraes. Kenya: 17 km S. Sondu, Nyanza Province, on Mangifera indica  , 3­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek; Tea Hotel, Rift Valley Province, on Spathodea campanulata  , 4­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek. Rwanda: ISAR Station, Rubona, on Vernonia  sp. and on Physalis peruviana  , 6­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek; Ruhengeri, on Cestirn elegans, 8­XII­ 89, J.S. Yaninek; on Vernonia amygdalina  , 9­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek; on Spathodea odorata  , 10­XII­89, J.S. Yaninek. Uganda: 40 km W. Hoima, on Leucas martinensis  , 11­X­90, J.S. Yaninek.