Pedrocortesella impedita, Hunt, 1996

Hunt, Glenn S., 1996, A review of the genus Hexachaetoniella Paschoal in Australia (Acarina: Cryptostigmata: Pedrocortesellidae), Records of the Australian Museum 48 (3), pp. 223-286 : 258-259

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Pedrocortesella impedita


Pedrocortesella impedita n.sp.

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Type material. Western Australia: HOLOTYPE adult , WAM, Mount York , ca 31°53'S 116°48'E, berlesate of she-oak litter, J. Bannister, 16 November 1991 GoogleMaps . PARATYPE adults. ANIC, same data as holotype, 2 adults GoogleMaps ; AM KS46541 , SEM stub no. S/40l (ill), same data, 3 adults GoogleMaps ; AM KS46542 , SEM stub no. S/420, York , 3lo53'S 116°46'E, berlesate Powder bark! Mallee litter, J. Bannister, 2 November 1991, 1 adult View Materials .

New South Wales: ZMK, 9.6 km S. of Gilgandra, 3l049'S l 48°39'E, dry sc1erophyll , ANIC berlesate 89, L.A. Mound, 6 June 1968, 2 adults .

Other material examined. New South Wales: ANIC, 13 km S. of Collarenebri, 29°34'S l 48°35'E, berlese extraction Geijera leaf litter GoogleMaps , ANIC berlesate 88, L.A. Mound, 5 June 1968, 1 adult ; ANIC, 9.6 km S. of Gilgandra, 3l049'S l 48°39'E, dry sc1erophyll , ANIC berlesate 89, L.A. Mound, 6 June 1968, 13 adults ; AM KS4368 l, same data, 2 adults ; FMNH, same data, 2 adults ; CNC, same data, 2 adults ; AM KS46543 SEM stub no. S/244, same data, 1 adult .

South Australia: AM KS46501 , SEM stub no. S/222, 3.2 km W. Sherlock , ANIC berlesate 182, R.W. Taylor , 12 Jan 1970, 4 adults ; AM KS46545 , SEM stub no. S/216, 25 km E. by N. of Kimba, 33°05'S 136°41'E litter at base of Mallee GoogleMaps , ANIC berlesate 741, A. Calder , 4 Sept. 1981 3 adults .

Diagnosis. Body medium, length about 500-600 flm; scalps rarely (if at all) carried by adult; sensillus with long flattened tuberculate blade; notogaster reticulatealveolate; 5 pairs of notogastral setae, each arising from a large pit set on a conspicuous mound, genitoanal chaetotaxy 7:1:2:3, genital setae in slightly arcuate file, insertion of seta ad3 adjacent to posterior half of anal valve; claw stalk very short.


Western Australian Museum


Australian National Insect Collection


Australian Museum


Zoologisches Museum der Universitaet Kiel


Field Museum of Natural History


Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes


Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile