Calepitrimerus cotoneaster, Song, Zi-Wei, Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2009

Song, Zi-Wei, Xue, Xiao-Feng & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2009, Seven new species of Phyllocoptini from Tibet Autonomous Region, China (Acari: Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae), Zootaxa 2291, pp. 1-23: 13-14

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.191417

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039E87E9-BD0D-FF98-7EEB-F457FBB99334

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Plazi

scientific name

Calepitrimerus cotoneaster
status

sp. nov.

Calepitrimerus cotoneaster   sp. nov.

( Figs 9 View FIGURE 9 & 10 View FIGURE 10 )

Description. FEMALE: (n = 10) Body fusiform, 178 (178–193), 68 (60–68) wide, 63 (60–63) thick; light yellow. Gnathosoma 20 (19–20), projecting obliquely down, pedipalp coxal seta (ep) 3 (2–3), dorsal pedipalp genual seta (d) 5 (3–5), cheliceral stylets 16 (16–17). Prodorsal shield 45 (44–46), 53 (50–55) wide, with broad lobe; shield design with incomplete admedian lines connected at posterior of shield, median line absent; short lines and granules on the shield between admedian lines, granules on lateral sides of shield. Scapular tubercles ahead of shield rear margin, 20 (19–21) apart, scapular setae (sc) 10 (9–11) projecting centrad. Coxal plates with short lines; anterolateral setae on coxisternum I (1 b) 10 (7–10), 10 (10–11) apart, proximal setae on coxisternum I (1 a) 20 (15–20), 8 (7–8) apart, proximal setae on coxisternum II (2 a) 32 (30–32), 23 (22–23) apart. Prosternal apodeme absent. Legs with usual series of setae. Leg I 40 (37–40), femur 10 (9–10), basiventral femoral seta (bv) 10 (8–10); genu 5 (5–6), antaxial genual seta (l ʺ) 22 (20–22); tibia 8 (7–8), paraxial tibial seta (l ʹ) 5 (4–5), located 1 / 2 from dorsal base; tarsus 7 (6–7); seta ft ʹ 15 (14–16), seta ft ʺ 16 (15– 17), paraxial unguinal tarsal seta (u ʹ) 5 (4–5); tarsal empodium 6 (5–6), simple, 6 -rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Leg II 37 (35–37), femur 10 (9–10), basiventral femoral seta (bv) 15 (15–17); genu 5 (4–5), antaxial genual seta (l ʺ) 7 (6–7); tibia 5 (4–5); tarsus 7 (6–7); seta ft ʹ 6 (5–6), seta ft ʺ 15 (15–16), paraxial unguinal tarsal seta (u ʹ) 5 (4–5); tarsal empodium 6 (5–6), simple, 6 -rayed, tarsal solenidion knobbed. Opisthosoma: opisthosoma dorsally with 80 (80–85) annuli, with three longitudinal ridges, middorsal ridge with round microtubercles and ending in a broad furrow, ventrally with 74 (74–79) annuli, with round microtubercles. Setae c 2 15 (15–17) on ventral annulus 8 (8–10); setae d 45 (45–50) on ventral annulus 23 (23–27), 26 (26– 28) apart; setae e 13 (13–14) on ventral annulus 45 (45–47), 12 (12–13) apart; setae f 45 (45–47) on 7 th ventral annulus from rear, 19 (19–20) apart. Setae h 1 3 (2–3), setae h 2 60 (58–64). Female genitalia coverflap 9 (8– 9), 20 (17–20) wide, with 8 longitudinal ridges, setae 3a 23 (23–25), 14 (14–15) apart.

MALE: Unknown.

Type material. Holotype, female (slide marked NJAUAcariEri 969 holotype), from Cotoneaster buxifolius Lindl.   ( Rosaceae   ), Pai Town, Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, P. R. China (29 ° 35 ΄ 10 ʺN, 94 ° 55 ΄ 44 ʺE; H: 3173m), 18 August, 2007, coll. Zi-Wei Song, Xiao-Feng Xue & Zhen Wang. Paratypes, 9 females (slides marked NJAUAcariEri 969) with the same data as holotype.

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

Etymology. The specific designation is cotoneaster   from the host genus name “ Cotoneaster   ”.

Differential diagnosis. This species is similar to C. baileyi Keifer, 1938   , but can be distinguished by the prodorsal shield design with short lines and granules between admedian lines, granules on lateral of the shield (shield design very obscure, surface slightly granular in C. baileyi   ); coxal plates with short lines (coxal plates smooth in C. baileyi   ); empodium 6 -rayed (empodium 4 -rayed in C. baileyi   ).