Oligonychus gossypii Zacher, 1921, Zacher, 1921

Toroitich, Faith J., Ueckermann, Edward A., Theron, Pieter D. & Knapp, Markus, 2009, The tetranychid mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) of Kenya and a redescription of the species Peltanobia erasmusi Meyer (Acari: Tetranychidae) based on males, Zootaxa 2176, pp. 33-47: 42-43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.189364

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scientific name

Oligonychus gossypii Zacher, 1921
status

 

Oligonychus gossypii Zacher, 1921  

Paratetranychus gossypii Zacher, 1921  

Peritreme of this species ends with a small curve. Dorsal setae long and lanceolate extending beyond bases of next row of setae. Male aedeagus narrows distally and curves dorsad at about a right angle; distally, aedeagus has a large knob bearing a small anterior projection and a long, undulate posterior projection; tip directed ventrad; female opisthosoma with longitudinal striae between members of third (e 1) and fourth (f 1) pairs of dorsocentral setae; a diamond shaped structure present between these two pairs of setae. Leg chaetotaxy as follows: tarsi 13 (1)+ 2-8 + 1-8 - 8 / 7; tibiae 10 - 7 - 6-7; genua 5 - 5 - 4 - 4; femora 10 - 6 - 4 - 4; foxae 2 - 2 - 1 - 1.

Specimens examined: Four males and six females collected on Haplocoelum inoploeum   ( Sapindaceae   ) from Malindi district (S03.19818°; E039.92382°).

Remark: This species was first described on Gossypium   sp. from Togo ( Zacher, 1921). This species is widely distributed in the Afrotropics and Neotropics and it has a wide host range. In Africa, it is considered as a pest of cassava. An earlier record of this species in Kenya was by Nyiira (1982) on an unspecified host plant and location.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Tetranychidae

Genus

Oligonychus

Loc

Oligonychus gossypii Zacher, 1921

Toroitich, Faith J., Ueckermann, Edward A., Theron, Pieter D. & Knapp, Markus 2009
2009
Loc

Paratetranychus gossypii

Zacher 1921
1921