Tetranychus mexicanus ( McGregor, 1950 )

SEEMAN, OWEN D. & BEARD, JENNIFER J., 2011, Identification of exotic pest and Australian native and naturalised species of Tetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae), Zootaxa 2961 (1), pp. 1-72 : 49

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Tetranychus mexicanus ( McGregor, 1950 )


Tetranychus mexicanus ( McGregor, 1950)

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Type specimens examined, U.S.A.: Lectotype male, Laredo, Texas, 5.vi.1945, S.H. Coleman, ex Orange rind Citrus sp. ( Rutaceae ) Type/1735. Here designated formally as a lectotype. This specimen was informally designated as the lectotype in the Master of Science Thesis by Magally Quirós-González (1981), and hence the label reads “ Lectotype designated by M. Quiros and E.W. Baker, 1981”. A further 14 slides (7 female, 3 male, 5 nymphs) with the same collection data are designated as paralectoypes. Similarly, these were informally designated by Quirós- González (1981).

Non-type specimens examined, Brazil: 2 females, Caraguatatuba SP, 23.iv.1967, C.H.W. Flechtmann, ex Theobroma ( Sterculiaceae ), det. C.H.W. Flechtmann, #267. 1 male, Piracicaba SP, 7.v.1967, C.H.W. Flechtmann, ex Morus nigra ( Moraceae ), det. C.H.W. Flechtmann, #184.

Caribbean Sea: 1 male, Saint Bathelémy, 2.iv.1998, S. Kreiter, ex Roystonea regia ( Arecaceae ), female red, det. C.H.W. Flechtmann, ESALQ Zool. No. 2444. All in ZCESA.