Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, 1861, Nietner, 1861

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, 1861
status

 

Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, 1861  

Acarus coffeae, Nietner, 1861  

Peritreme ends in a bulb. Aedeagus distally bends ventrad at a right angle to shaft axis and gradually narrows to a slender truncate tip; male palptarsus with a tiny terminal sensillum; male tarsus bears 3 tactile setae and 2 solenidia proximal to duplex setae; empodia provided with 5 pairs of proximoventral hairs; serrate dorsal body setae of female longer than distances between consecutive setae.

Specimens examined: Four females and two males on Mangifera indica   ( Anacardiaceae   ) from Bungoma district (N00° 25.425 '; E034° 30.225 ').

Remark: This species has a world-wide distribution and is found on a wide range of host plants. It was first collected on Coffeae   arabica ( Rubiaceae   ) from Sri Lanka ( Nietner, 1861). The first record of this species in Kenya was on Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiacea)   from Matuga, Kwale district ( Baker and Pritchard, 1960). They are dark red in colour. Damage symptoms were not visible on the host plant.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Tetranychidae

Genus

Oligonychus

Loc

Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, 1861

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

Acarus coffeae

Nietner 1861
1861