Duplanychus sanctiluciae Meyer, 1974, Meyer, 1974

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: 39

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

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scientific name

Duplanychus sanctiluciae Meyer, 1974
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Duplanychus sanctiluciae Meyer, 1974  

This species is characterized by dorsal body setae which are setose and expanded distally. Peritreme ends in a simple bulb. Palp tarsus small, twice as long as broad with a teat-like clear structure at the tip. Setae sc i much longer than seta v e and sc e, at least more than twice their lengths. Setae c 3, e 2 and f 2 very short, less than half lengths of corresponding dorsocentrals.

Leg chaeotaxy: The leg chaetotaxy of this species can vary within specimens, even amongst type specimens. Tarsi 10 (1)+ 2-9 (1)- 8 (1)- 8 (1); tibiae 8 (2)- 7 (1)- 7 - 7; genua 5 - 5 - 3 - 2; femora 8 (1)- 7 - 4 - 4; coxae 2 - 2 - 1 - 1.

Specimens examined: Eight females collected from Grewia plagiophylla   ( Tiliaceae   ) and one female from Anacardium occidentale   ( Anacardiaceae   ) both from Malindi district (S03° 20.132 '; E04°00.779').

Remarks: This species was first reported and described from South Africa on Scutia mytrina   ( Rhamnaceae   ) and Grewia caffra   ( Tiliaceae   ) and this is the only second report of this species. In the field they are grayish green in colour.