Diptilomiopidae, Keifer, 1944

Navia, Denise, Duarte, Mercia Elias & Flechtmann, Carlos H. W., 2021, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata) from Brazil: an annotated checklist, Zootaxa 4997 (1), pp. 1-152: 43-44

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4997.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C7E841E6-7ECB-4A59-89D3-7B001AB67EA7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C38783-FF82-C470-FF06-FDCD125C74C4

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Diptilomiopidae
status

 

Diptilomiopidae  , Diptilomiopinae 

104 * Davisella globosa ( Keifer, 1969a)  : 15. ( Amrine, Stasny & Flechtmann, 2003: 141).

Previous assignments.

Rhynacus globosus Keifer, 1969a 

Vimola globosa ( Keifer, 1969a) 

Type host. Anacardium occidentale  L. ( Anacardiaceae  ).

Type locality. Campinas , São Paulo, Brazil  .

Additional localities in Brazil. Teotônio Vilela (09°54’09”S, 36°23’43”W) (in this paper, specimens deposited at the Collection of Plant Mites, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology), Alagoas; locality not informed ( Arruda & Arruda 1978), Petrolândia ( Moraes & Flechtmann 1981), Bom Jardim (07°47’45”S, 35°35’14”W) and Sirinhaém (08°35’27”S, 35°06’58”W) ( Vasconcelos et al. 2005), Pernambuco; Mossoró ( Flechtmann 2001b), Rio Grande do Norte; Piracicaba ( Flechtmann 2001b), São Paulo.

Relationship to host plant. Leaf vagrants ( Keifer 1969a); rust mites on lower leaves surface in Alagoas state.

Remarks. In Piracicaba—SP, this mite was collected on the lower leaf surface, together with Mesalox abathus Keifer, 1969  , which may be a rust mite ( Flechtmann 2001b)  .

Type host plant status. Native fruit tree, not endemic, occurring in most biomes and regions ( Flora do Brasil 2020). Widely cultivated mainly in North and Northeast ( Lorenzi et al. 2006).

105 * Davisella notosa (Flechtmann, 1995b)  : 84. ( Amrine, Stasny & Flechtmann 2003: 141).

Previous genus assignment.

Rhynacus  .

Type host. Miconia candolleana Triana  ( Melastomataceae  ), presently referred as Miconia cinnamomifolia (DC.) Naudin  ( Melastomataceae  ) ( Flora do Brasil 2020).

Type locality. Parque Nacional do Itatiaia , Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on lower surface of deformed leaves cohabiting with Mesalox paucinotus Flechtmann, 1995  (Flechtmann 1995b).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native shrub or tree, endemic, occurring in Mata Atlântica biome ( Flora do Brasil 2020)  .

106 * Davisella palmea ( Flechtmann, 1998a)  : 115. ( Amrine, Stasny & Flechtmann 2003: 141). Previous assignment. Rhynacus palmeus Flechtmann, 1998a  . Type host. Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman  ( Arecaceae  ). Type locality. Itatiaia “Parque Nacional do Itatiaia 950 m altitude”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Additional host plant and localities in Brazil. On the same type host plant S. romanzoffiana  ( Arecaceae  ): Cananéia (24°53’45”S, 47°50’17”W) and Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S, 47°53’23”W) (Navia et al. 2007), São Paulo;

on Euterpe edulis Mart.  ( Arecaceae  ): Cananéia (24°53’45”S, 47°50’17”W) and Pariquera-Açu (24°36’41”S,

47°53’23”W) (Navia et al. 2007), São Paulo  .

Relationship to host plants. Vagrants on the upper surface of leaves, found together with large populations of another Eriophyidae  of the genus Retracus. Infested leaves exhibited “oily” areas where both mites were present ( Flechtmann 1998a). Symptoms were not reported in the additional host plant.

Type host plant status. Native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Cerrado, Mata Atlântica and Pampa biomes ( Soares 2020).

Additional host plant status. E. edulis  —native palm tree, not endemic, occurring in Cerrado and Mata Atlântica biomes ( Flora do Brasil 2020).

107 * Davisella paucisetosa ( Flechtmann, 1999a)  : 179. ( Amrine, Stasny & Flechtmann 2003: 141).

Previous genus assignment.

Vimola  .

Type host. Trema micrantha  (L.) Blume ( Ulmaceae  ), presently considered as belonging to Cannabaceae  family ( Flora do Brasil 2020).

Type locality. Mogi Guaçu , São Paulo, Brazil  .

Additional host plant in Brazil. On Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.  ( Malvaceae  ): Mogi Guaçu ( Flechtmann 1999a), São Paulo.

Relationship to host plants. Vagrants on the lower leaf surface ( Flechtmann 1999a).

Remark. Only known from the type locality.

Type host plant status. Native shrub or tree, not endemic, widely distributed in all biomes and regions ( Machado et al. 2020).

Additional host plant status. G. ulmifolia  — native tree, not endemic, widely distributed in all biomes and regions (Colli-Silva 2020).

108 * Davisella spondias Reis & Navia, 2010  in Reis et al. (2010: 47).

Type host. Spondias mombin  L. ( Anacardiaceae  ).

Type locality. Recife (08°01’07”S, 34°56’41”W), Pernambuco, BrazilGoogleMaps  .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants on the lower leaf surface; no visible symptoms ( Reis et al. 2010).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plants status. Native tree, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia, Cerrado and Mata Atlântica biomes ( Flora do Brasil 2020). Occasionally cultivated in domestic orchards ( Lorenzi et al. 2006).

109 * Davisella trevisani Rodrigues, Navia & Oliveira, 2017  in Rodrigues et al. (2017): 114.

Type host. Theobroma cacao  L. ( Malvaceae  ).

Type locality. Ouro Preto do Oeste (10°44’30”S, 62°13’30”W), Rondônia, BrazilGoogleMaps  .

Relationship to host plant. Vagrants, found on lower surface of young leaves; no symptoms observed ( Rodrigues et al. 2017).

Remark. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native tree, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia and Mata Atlântica biomes ( Lorenzi et al. 2006; Colli-Silva & Pirani 2020). Fruit tree widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Brazil; dried seeds (almonds) are used for chocolate production and fruit flesh is also consumed ( Lorenzi et al. 2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Diptilomiopidae

Loc

Diptilomiopidae

Navia, Denise, Duarte, Mercia Elias & Flechtmann, Carlos H. W. 2021
2021
Loc

Rhynacus globosus

Keifer 1969
1969