Kleemannia plumigera Oudemans, 1930,

Masan, Peter, 2017, A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna, ZooKeys 704, pp. 1-228: 1

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Kleemannia plumigera Oudemans, 1930
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Kleemannia plumigera Oudemans, 1930  Plates 50, 51, 52, 76B, 76D, 77C, 77D

Kleemannia plumigera  Oudemans, 1930: 140.

Zercoseius Gracei  Hughes, 1948: 149. Synonymy by Evans (1954), and Hughes (1961).

Zercoseius gracei  . - Turk 1953: 12.

Zercoseius plumigera  . - Evans 1954: 798.

Lasioseius (Zercoseius) gracei  . - Womersley 1956b: 116.

Kleemannia delicata  . - Schweizer 1961: 130. Misidentification.

Kleemania  (sic) plumigera  . - Hughes 1961: 244.

Kleemannia plumigera  . - Rack 1963: 408; Hughes 1976: 336.

Ameroseius plumigerus  . - Karg 1971a: 229; Karg 1993: 226; Kazemi and Rajaei 2013: 66; Nemati et al. 2013: 19.

Ameroseius plumigera  . - Bregetova 1977: 154; Narita et al. 2013b: 2321.

Ameroseius gilarovi  Petrova (in Petrova & Koshchanova, 1986: 31). Syn. n.

Ameroseius gilarovi  sp. n. - Koshanova 1987: 143.

Ameroseius (Kleemannia) plumigerus  . - Hajizadeh et al. 2013a: 151.

Type depository.

Of Kleemannia plumigera  - National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands; of Zercoseius gracei  - not stated (holotype not designated); of Ameroseius gilarovi  - not stated.

Type locality and habitat.

Of Kleemannia plumigera  - Netherlands, Helder, from common eelgrass, Zostera marina  ( Zosteraceae  ); of Zercoseius gracei  - the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast, in damp cracks in stone walls and in siftings of oats; Ameroseius gilarovi  - Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan, Nukus District, field with cotton, Gossypium  sp. ( Malvaceae  ), in soil substrate.

Comparative material.

Germany: 1 ♀ ( BMNH) - 11. 10. 1963, Kiel-Suchsdorf, Neubau, leg. F. Bolle, Eing. Nr. A19/63 (labelled Kleemannia  spec. 1); 2 ♀♀ ( ZMH: A11/74) - 25. 10. 1973, Meinhard-Grebendorf/Niedersachsen, Neubauwohnung, leg. H. Wenderoth, det. G. Rack in 1973. Ireland: 1 ♀ ( BMNH: E 2001-124) - 29. 12. 1946, Clontarf, Dublin, Mus musculus  , F. A. Turk Collection, O. M. 749 (labelled Ameroseius tenellus  ). Iran: 2 ♀♀ (SHKC) - Feb. 2010, Fars Province, Koohmare-Sorkhi Region, leg. Sh. Yazdanpanah. Netherlands: 1 ♀ ( RMNH: ACA.P.4301, syntype) - Sep. 1910, Helder, in zeegras (pakmateriaal), leg. Dr. Redeke.

Published material from Slovakia.

Bodvianska Pahorkatina Wold: Janík Village ( Kováč et al. 1999, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Košická Kotlina Basin: Péder Village; Šebastovce Village; Valaliky Village ( Kováč et al. 1999, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Slovenský Kras Karst: Ardovo Village, Ardovská Jaskyňa Cave; Kečovo Village, Jaskyňa Domica Cave ( Kováč et al. 2005, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Silica Village, Majkova Jaskyňa Cave; Silická Brezová Village, Jaskyňa Milada Cave ( Papáč et al. 2006, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Vihorlatské Vrchy Hills: Kaluža Village ( Mrciak 1977, cited as Kleemania plumigera  ). Východoslovenská Pahorkatina Wold: Trhovište Village ( Kováč et al. 1999, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Východoslovenská Rovina Flatland: Čičarovce Village; Hraň Village; Parchovany Village ( Kováč et al. 1999, cited as Ameroseius plumigerus  ). Hnojné Village ( Mrciak 1977, cited as Kleemania plumigera  ). Žitavská Pahorkatina Wold: Veľké Janíkovce Village ( Sidor 1986).

New material from Slovakia.

Borská Nížina Lowland: 1 ♀ - 12. 3. 2017, Borský Svätý Jur Village, shed, soil detritus with sawdust, altitude 170 m, leg. P. Mašán. Čierna Hora Mts.: 1 ♀, 1 ♂ - 10. 8. 1996, Malá Lodina Village, Veľká Ružínska Jaskyňa Cave, bottom of cave, organic detritus, leg. Ľ. Kováč. Slovenský Kras Karst: 1 ♀ - 29. 4. 1997, Kečovo Village, NM Jaskyňa Domica Cave, Skupina Sôch Dome, alluvial clay substrate, altitude 360 m, leg. Ľ. Kováč; 1 ♀ - 13. 6. 1997, Ardovo Village, NM Ardovská Jaskyňa Cave, oak forest ( Corno-Quercetum  ) with maple ( Acer  sp.), moss on rocky walls in cave entrance, altitude 315 m, leg. Ľ. Kováč; 8 ♀♀, 3 ♂♂ - 4. 9. 1997, Ardovo Village, Ardovská Jaskyňa Cave, Hlavná Chodba Dome, soil detritus with humus, altitude 330 m, leg. Ľ. Kováč; 2 ♀♀ - 4. 9. 1997, Ardovo Village, Ardovská Jaskyňa Cave, Vstupná Chodba Dome, fragments of rock with guano and wood detritus, altitude 330 m, leg. Ľ. Kováč; 5 ♀♀ - 4. 9. 1997, Ardovo Village, Ardovská Jaskyňa Cave, Zrútený Dóm Dome, soil detritus with humus under stone, altitude 330 m, leg. Ľ. Kováč.

Remarks.

The presence of a pair of pseudo-metasternal platelets anteriorly connected to the posterolateral margins of the sternal shield in female of Kleemannia plumigera  distinguishes this species from females of all other species of Kleemannia  and of other taxa of the Ameroseiidae  . The female of K. plumigera  was described by Oudemans (1930) and recently re-described by Narita et al. (2013b), as having pseudo-metasternal platelets separate and free from sternal shield, although this was not found by me in type female (numbered 4301) available in Oudemans Collection. Only Petrova (in Petrova and Koshchanova 1986) noted the partial fusion of pseudo-metasternal platelets with sternal shield in the specimens she described as Ameroseius gilarovi  ; other morphological characters mentioned in her description and detailed illustrations of A. gilarovi  are in good agreement with those found in the type of K. plumigera  (except for epistome, that seems to be misinterpreted). Therefore, a new synonymy is established between these two species in the present study. In one of the illustrations of specimens reported as Kleemannia delicata  from Switzerland (here considered to be a misidentified K. plumigera  ), Schweizer (1961) only indistinctly indicated a connection between pseudo-metasternal platelets and sternal shield, but clearly and correctly depicted a pair of well sclerotised and prominent sperm induction pores associated with coxae III (another specific character of K. plumigera  which is often overlooked in its desriptions).

Oudemans (1930) described the dorsal chaetotaxy of Kleemannia plumigera  as having 30 pairs of setae. However, as pointed out by Narita et al. (2013b), this is an error, as the dorsal shield actually has a normal number of 29 pairs of setae. The identity of K. plumigera  sensu Rack ( Rack 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972) cannot be established with any confidence because of the absence of some information about the ventral idiosoma in her re-description of this species ( Rack 1963), and incorrect identity of most of the revised specimens available in Hamburg Collection, labelled K. plumigera  and identified by this author. A re-examination of the specimens described by Hughes (1948) as Zercoseius gracei  , and later synonymised with K. plumigera  ( Evans 1954, Hughes 1961), would be necessary to confirm the conspecificity with K. plumigera  or other related species, including Kleemannia delicata  . Also Hughes (1948, 1961) illustrated the dorsal chaetotaxy of putative K. plumigera  incorrectly, as having 25 and 28 pairs of setae, respectively.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Kleemannia

Loc

Kleemannia plumigera Oudemans, 1930

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Kleemannia plumigera

Oudemans 1930
1930
Loc

Kleemannia delicata

Oudemans 1930
1930
Loc

Kleemannia plumigera

Oudemans 1930
1930
Loc

Lasioseius (Zercoseius) gracei

Berlese 1917
1917
Loc

Zercoseius Gracei

Berlese 1916
1916
Loc

Zercoseius gracei

Berlese 1916
1916
Loc

Zercoseius plumigera

Berlese 1916
1916
Loc

Ameroseius plumigerus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius plumigera

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius gilarovi

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius gilarovi

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius (Kleemannia) plumigerus

Berlese 1903
1903