Pedrocortesella bannisteri, 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 : 237

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Pedrocortesella bannisteri


Pedrocortesella bannisteri n.sp.

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Type material. Western Australia: HOLOTYPE adult. WAM, York, 31053'S 116°46'E, Powder barklMallee leaf litter, berlesate, J. Bannister, 2 November 1991 . PARATYPE adults. AM KS46524 , SEM stub 150 (ill.), same data as holotype, 2 adults View Materials ; AM KS43671 , same data, 1 adult View Materials .

Other material examined. Western Australia: AM KS46525 , SEM stub no. SI147 (ill.), Mount York , 31053'S 116°48'E, berlesate She-oak litter, J. Bannister, 16 November 1991, 1 adult .

Diagnosis. Body medium-large, length about 550-700 Ilm; scalps rarely (if at all) carried by adult; sensillus with long flattened tuberculate blade; notogaster entirely alveolate-reticulate, without pores in alveoli, notogaster without caudal notch when viewed from above, 5 pairs of long notogastral setae; genital and anal vestibules widely separated; genitoanal chaetotaxy 7:1:2:3, genital setae in arcuate file, level of insertion of ad3 between proximal 30-40% of anal valve; claw stalk medium.


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