Schizotetranychus spiculus Baker and Pritchard, 1960, Baker and Pritchard, 1960

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: 43

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Schizotetranychus spiculus Baker and Pritchard, 1960


Schizotetranychus spiculus Baker and Pritchard, 1960  

Females of this species have short dorsal body setae which are broader at base, tapering distally and subequal in length, half length of longitudinal intervals between them. Longitudinal striae extend to first pair of dorsocentral setae (c 1); striae between first and second pairs of dorsocentral setae transverse, between second and third pairs form a V pattern; fourth pair of dorsocentrals f 1 situated further apart than other 3 pairs of dorsocentrals.

Remarks: This species was described on Citrus   sp. ( Rutaceae   ) from Kaloleni, Mombasa district; by Baker and Pritchard (1960). It has been reported on Murraya koenigii   ( Rutaceae   ) from India ( Karuppuchamy and Mohanasundaram, 1987). No specimens were collected in this study.