Tetranychus ludeni Zacher, 1913, Zacher, 1913

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: 44

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

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Tetranychus ludeni Zacher, 1913


Tetranychus ludeni Zacher, 1913  

Aedeagus bends dorsad; aedeagal knob without a posterior projection, anterior projection small and acuminate; knob and shaft axis parallel ( Figure 5 View FIGURE 5 C). Proximal pair of duplex setae on tarsus I almost in a straight line with tactile setae.

Specimens examined: Many individuals available collected on Physalis heterophylla   ( Solanaceae   ) growing in a flower bed in Kangemi, Nairobi (S01° 15.984 '; E036° 45.810 ') and on Bidens pilosa   ( Asteraceae   ) in Runda (S01° 13.470 '; E036° 48.050 ') Nairobi.

Remark: This species is widespread world-wide and occurs on a wide range of host plants. It was first described on Cucurbita   sp. and Salvia splendens   from Germany ( Zacher, 1913). Its first report in Kenya was on Chrysanthemum   sp. ( Asteraceae   ) from an unknown locality ( Jeppson et al., 1975).