Pedrocortesella truncata, 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 : 282-283

publication ID 10.3853/j.0067-1975.48.1996.431


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Pedrocortesella truncata


Pedrocortesella truncata n.sp.

Figs l3A, 46, 47

Type material. New South Wales: HOLOTYPE adult, AM KS46548 , SEM stub no. SI133 (ill.), beside Pacific Highway, IS km S. of Kempsey, 32°12'S 151°49'E, dry sclerophyll, berlese extraction leaf and bark litter at base of tree, G.S.Hunt, 18 July 1992. View Materials GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. Body medium, length about 500-550 flm; scalps rarely (if at all) carried by adult; sensillus not long flattened blade, distally truncate and covered with a reticulate pattern, not tuberculate; notogaster strongly reticulate-alveolate; 5 pairs of notogastral setae, arising from pits; genitoanal chaetotaxy 7:1:2:3, genital setae essentially in straight file, level of insertion of seta ad3 at about 0.5 anal valve length; claw stalk very short.


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