Eutetranychus africanus ( Tucker, 1926 ), Tucker, 1926

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

Eutetranychus africanus ( Tucker, 1926 )
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Eutetranychus africanus ( Tucker, 1926)  

Anychus africanus Tucker, 1926  

Dorsal setae of this species serrate, sub-spatulate borne on tubercles. Dorsocentral setae c 1, d 1, e 1 and f 1 half the length of corresponding dorso-laterals c 2, d 2, e 2 and f 2 which are long and slender. Body measurements are 500 µm long and 360 µm wide.

Leg chaetotaxy as follows: tarsi 15 (2)- 13 (1)- 10 (1)- 10 (1); tibiae 9 (1)- 6 - 6-7; genua 5 - 5 - 2 - 2; femora 8 - 6 - 3 - 1; coxae 2 - 2 - 1 - 1.

Specimens examined: Five females from Citrus sinensis   ( Rutaceae   ) in Shimba Hills, Kwale district (S04° 20.121 '; E039° 28.877 '); 8 females and 1 male on Harrisonia abyssinica   ( Simaroubaceae   ) from Muhaka, Kwale district (S04° 10.611 '; E039° 26.852 ') and 13 specimens on Cadiaeum variegatum   ( Euphorbiaceae   ) from Shimba Hills, Kwale (S04° 20.913 '; E039° 19.688 ').

Remarks: This species is distributed in the Afrotropical, Australasian and Oriental regions and has been recorded on oranges, lemons, frangipani and a variety of other host plants. It was first described on oranges, lemons ( Rutaceae   ) and frangipani ( Apocynaceae   ) from South Africa ( Tucker, 1926). In the field this species appear dull grey in colour.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Prostigmata

Family

Tetranychidae

Genus

Eutetranychus

Loc

Eutetranychus africanus ( Tucker, 1926 )

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

Anychus africanus

Tucker 1926
1926