Heatherella callimaulos Walter, 1997

Seeman, Owen D., Minor, Maria, Baker, Michelle R. & Walter, David Evans, 2018, A revision of the Heatherellidae (Parasitiformes: Mesostigmata) with a new genus and two new species from Australasia, Zootaxa 4434 (3), pp. 441-465: 450-452

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4434.3.3

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0398D71B-5240-7353-5FFA-FBEE3CD7E9D9

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scientific name

Heatherella callimaulos Walter, 1997
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Heatherella callimaulos Walter, 1997  

( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 )

Heatherella callimaulos walter, 1997   : 173.

Diagnosis: With the characteristics of the genus. Adult: sternal shield (bearing st2) with angular anterior corners in both sexes, endopodal elements fused to shield; ventral setae JV1–2, ZV1 short, smooth, setae ZV2–4, JV4 thickened, barbed; dorsal setae thickened, barbed, without ciliate crests; marginal setae bifurcate but crest small, not highly ciliate; dorsal shield moderately ornamented, less so than other species; idiosomal margin with nine pairs of idiosomatic protuberances (protuberances P -s4 present, P -s6 absent), distinct pustule P -s5 present; dorsum lacking seta z2; seta z6 anterior to s6, seta Z1 anterior to S1; seta z5 placed almost transversely with seta j5; marginal r -R series setae duplicated, 22 pairs. Female: setae st3 and st4 on separate shields. Male: seta av1 on genu II a small blunt spur.

New material examined: Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia, total of 9 females, 8 males, 3 deutonymphs, 1 protonymph, as follows   . 1 male, Sarabah , Mount Cainbable, 28°08′S 153°07′E, 28 July 2002, dry rainforest transit S of cabins, Brush-box ecotone, soil & litter #2, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, 2 males, same data except sclerophyll-rainforest transit GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, same data except rainforest soil & litter #3 GoogleMaps   . 1 female, Caves Circuit , 28°12′S 153°11′E, 24 October 2002, rainforest soil #4, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, 1 male, Border Track (1 km from Albert Track junction), 28°15′S, 153°09′E, 8 January 2002, rainforest soil & litter #4, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Border Track (1.5 km from Binna Burra), 28°12′S 153°11′E, 11 June 2002, litter #7, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 2 females, same data except 14 April 2002, litter #6 GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Border Track (1.4 km from O’Reilly), 28°14′S 153°09′E, 17 May 2002, Asplenium nidus   litter #10, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, Mike O’Reilly’s farm, 28°14′S 153°07′E, 27 July 2002, wet sclerophyll-rainforest transition soil & litter #5, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Duck Creek Road, 28°13′S, 153°09′E, 1 June 2002, rainforest soil & litter #3, F. Beaulieu GoogleMaps   ; 1 female, same data except soil & litter #1 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, same data except ecotone soil & litter #5 GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Dave’s Creek Circuit, 28°13′S 153°12′E GoogleMaps   , 15 July 2002, rainforest soil & litter #6, F. Beaulieu; 1 deutonymph, 1 protonymph, Park Monument , 28°11′S 153°07′E GoogleMaps   , 15 November 1996, ex rainforest litter above creek, D.E. Walter (slide in poor condition); 2 deutonymphs, Green Mts , 28°13′S 153°07′E GoogleMaps   , 8 June 1998, ex litter from open forest, D.E. Walter (slide in poor condition). Gambubal Forest Station , Queensland, total of 6 females and 8 males, as follows   . 2 females, 3 males, 27°08′S 152°09′E, 20 January 2003, rainforest soil & litter #1, F. Beaulieu; 2 females, 1 male, same data except sclerophyll soil & litter #4   ; 1 female, 3 males, same data except sclerophyll soil & litter #5   ; 1 female, same data except sclerophyll soil & litter #2   ; 1 male, same data except rainforest soil & litter #6.  

Comments. The above collection records were vouchers from Beaulieu et al. (2010); we also examined the specimens deposited in the Queensland Museum (including those from the University of Queensland Insect Collection), which includes the holotype, and the female reported by Seeman (2007). The original description did not illustrate the dorsum, which is provided here ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ) to provide diagnostic information on the position of setae, form of the protuberance P -s5, presence/absence of protuberances P -s4 and P -s6, and amount of ornamentation. Two forms of pores are also apparent in H. callimaulos   , a larger, more obvious type, of which there are 12 pairs, and a smaller type of which there are ten pairs ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ).