Pedrocortesella subula, 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 : 276

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Pedrocortesella subula


Pedrocortesella subula n.sp.

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Type material. Queensland: HOLOTYPE adult , ANIC, 2 km W. of Chillagoe, Ir 09'S 144°31'E, deciduous vine thicket, 330 m , ANIC litter berlesate 341, Taylor & Feehan, 28 June 1971 . PARATYPES: AM KS43672 , same data as holotype, 2 adults View Materials ; QM, same data, 2 adults ; WAM, same data, 2 adults ; ANIC, same data, 44 adults ; FMNH, same data, 2 adults ; CNC, same data, 2 adults ; AM KS46526 SEM stub no. SI 203 (ill), same data, 4 adults View Materials ; AM KS46527 SEM stub no. S/206 (ill.), same data, 3 adults View Materials ; AM KS46528 SEM stub no. S/342 (ill.), same data, 3 adults View Materials .

Other material examined. Western Australia: AM KS46529 , SEM stub no. S/llO (ill.), 14 km S. by E. ofKalumburu Mission, CALM site 4/3, 14°25'S 128°40'E, closed forest, litter GoogleMaps , ANIC berlesate 1076, TA Weir, 3- 6 June 1988, 5 adults ; AM KS43673 , same data, 8 adults ; WAM, same data 7 adults ; ANIC, same data, 10 adults ; AM KS46530 , SEM stub no. SI159 (ill.), 5.6 km W. of Evelyn Island , 14°0TS 127°31'E, rainforest, berlesate litter , CALM site 10/2, CALM staff, 25 -31 January 1989, 4 adults ; WAM, same data, I adult ; AM KS43674 , same data, 2 adults .

Diagnosis. Body medium sized, length about 600-650).lm; scalps rarely (if at all) carried by adult; sensillus with long flattened tuberculate blade; notogaster densely punctate, with caudal notch when viewed from above, 5 pairs of notogastral setae, with cerotegument they are leaf-shaped; genital and anal vestibules close; genitoanal chaetotaxy 7:1:2:3, genital setae in slightly arcuate file, level of insertion of ad3 at about half length of anal valve; claw stalk short.


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