Paraepitrimerus paeoniae, Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005

Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2005, A new genus and eight new species of Phyllocoptini (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from China, Zootaxa 1039, pp. 1-17: 4

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Paraepitrimerus paeoniae

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Paraepitrimerus paeoniae  n. sp. ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2)

Female: (n = 12) Body fusiform, 274 long, 65 wide, 62 thick; light yellow in color. Gnathosoma 20, projecting obliquely down. Prodorsal shield 58 long, 55 wide; with obscure admedian and submedian lines. Dorsal tubercles ahead of rear margin, 17 apart, scapular setae (sc) 5 projecting mediad. Sternal line present. Coxal area with short lines; anterolateral setae on coxisternum I (1 b) 10, proximal setae on coxisternum I (1 a) 15, proximal setae on coxisternum II (2 a) 24. Legs I 32 long, femur 8, basiventral femoral setae (bv) absent; genu 6 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 25 long; tibia 8, paraxial tibial setae (l') 4, setae located 1 / 3 from dorsal base; tarsus 6 long; tarsal empodium simple, 4 ­ rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Legs II 30 long, femur 8, basiventral femoral setae (bv) absent; genu 5 long, antaxial genual setae (l'') 10 long; tibia 8; tarsus 6 long; tarsal empodium simple, 4 ­rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Dorsal opisthosoma with 49 annuli, with round microtubercles laterally, ventrally with 78 microtuberculate rings. Setae c 2 13 on ventral annulus 11; setae d 25 on ventral annulus 31; setae e 11 on ventral annulus 60; setae f 25 on 6 th ventral annulus from rear. Setae h 1 4 long. Female genitalia 20 long, 23 wide, coverflap with 8 longitudinal ridges, proximal setae on coxisternum III (3 a) 10 long.

Male: Unknown.

Types data: Holotype, female, from Paeonia lactiflora Pall.  ( Ranunculaceae  ), Longyuwan, Luanchuan County, Henan Province, P.R. China, 19 July 2004, coll. X.­F. Xue. Paratypes, 11 females, the same data as holotype.

Relation to host: Vagrant on the leaf surface. No damage to the host was observed.

Etymology: The specific designation is derived from the generic name of the host plant, Paeonia  .