Amblyseius compositus,

Lofego, A. C., De Moraes, G. J. & Castro, L. A. S., 2004, Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Myrtaceae in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Zootaxa 516, pp. 1-18: 3-4

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.157769

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6FB6CEC5-B2D5-49D2-BB84-2A714765464A

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3503973

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F48911-FFCB-FFA6-9D0D-FB2C23B79BEE

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Plazi

scientific name

Amblyseius compositus
status

 

Amblyseius compositus  Denmark & Muma

Amblyseius compositus  Denmark & Muma, 1973: 240; 1989: 95; Moraes et al., 1986: 11; 2004: 21.

Specimens examined: São Carlos: C. pubescens  VII­ 2001 (1); P. guajava  , V­ 2000 (2), I­ 2001 (1). Pirassununga: M. guianensis  , X­ 2000 (1); P. guajava  , I­ 2000 (1). Luiz Antônio: C. pubescens  , I­ 2000 (4), X­ 2000 (6); Myrcia bella  , I­ 2000 (1), X­ 2000 (1), IX­ 2001 (2); M. guianensis  I­ 2000 (2), X­ 2000 (13), X­ 2001 (1); P. c i n e re u m I­ 2000 (2).

Associated phytophagous mites: Aculus  sp. ( Eriophyidae  ) on M. guianensis  ; Mesalox  sp. on P. guineense  and C. pubescens  ; Brevipalpus  sp. ( Tenuipalpidae  ) on C. pubescens  ; Tenuipalpus  sp. on C. pubescens  , M. bella  and M. guianensis  ; Oligonychus  sp. on C. pubescens  and M. bella  .

Previous record: Brazil — Bahia, Piauí, São Paulo.

Remarks: The measurements of 6 adult females collected are similar to those given in the original description, except for Z 5, which is ca. 20 % longer, and s 4, which is ca. 15 % shorter. The average measurements followed by the respective ranges (in parentheses) are: dorsal shield length 327 (318–335), width 195 (188–200), j 1 27 (25–28), j 3 45 (40–48), j 4 6 (4–8), j 5 4 (4–5), j 6 6 (4–8), J 2 6 (4–8), J 5 7 (6–8), z 2 12 (9–15), z 4 10 (8–11), z 5 4 (3– 5), Z 1 6 (5–8), Z 4 81 (75–88), Z 5 125 (123–133), s 4 70 (68–73), S 2 9 (8–10), S 4 7 (5–9), S 5 9 (5–10), r 3 16 (15–18), R 1 11 (8–13), Sge I 29 (28–30), Sge II 31 (28–33), Sge III 32 (25–35), Sti III 23 (23–25), Sge IV 58 (48–63), Sti IV 35 (30–40), St IV 57 (53–60), St 1 – St 3 60 (58–63), St 2 –St 2 75, St 5 –St 5 68 (63–73), length of ventrianal shield 112 (108– 115), width at ZV 2 level 72 (70–75), width at anus level 70, length of calyx of spermatheca 6 (5–8).

The measurements of a single male are: dorsal shield length 258, width 175, j 1 23, j 3 40, j 4 8, j 5 4, j 6 8, J 2 8, J 5 8, z 2 10, z 4 13, z 5 4, Z 1 8, Z 4 63, Z 5 95, s 4 58, S 2 8, S 4 8, S 5 8, r 3 15, R 1 8, Sge I 25, Sge II 25, Sge III 20, Sge IV 43, Sti IV 28, St IV 50, width of ventrianal shield 133 at anterior corners, length of shaft of spermadactyl 13. This is the first description of a male of this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Phytoseiidae

Genus

Amblyseius

Loc

Amblyseius compositus

Lofego, A. C., De Moraes, G. J. & Castro, L. A. S. 2004
2004
Loc

Amblyseius compositus

Moraes 1986: 11
Denmark 1973: 240
1973