Ameroseius bembix Elsen, 1973,

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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scientific name

Ameroseius bembix Elsen, 1973
status

 

Ameroseius bembix Elsen, 1973 

Ameroseius bembix  Elsen, 1973: 750.

Ameroseius bembix subspec. ealensis  Elsen, 1973: 752.

Ameroseius bembix  . - Narita et al. 2015: 396.

Type depository.

Of Ameroseius bembix  - Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgium; of Ameroseius bembix subspec. ealensis  - Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgium.

Type locality and habitat.

Of Ameroseius bembix  - Democratic Republic of Congo (as Zaire), l’Equateur Province, Bokuma, on sand wasp, Bembix braunsii  ( Hymenoptera  ); of Ameroseius bembix subspec. ealensis  - Democratic Republic of Congo (as Zaire), Eala, on carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipes  (as Mesotrichia varipes atritarsis  ) ( Hymenoptera  ).

Comparative material.

Democratic Republic of Congo: 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 142500, holotype) - Dec. 1935, Eala, Mesotrichia varipes var. atritarsis  , leg. J. Ghesquière; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 142509, paratype) - 14. 11. 1931, Eala, Sphex tuberculatus  , leg. J. Brédo; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 170345, paratype) - March 1935, Eala, Sphex haemorrhoidalis var. volubis  , leg. A. Corbisier; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 142510, paratype; published as 142501) - July 1952, Equateur, Bokuma, Sphex haemorrhoidalis var. pulchripennis  , leg. R. P. Lootens (all type specimens labelled Ameroseius bembix ealensis  ).

Remarks.

I consider both subspecies to be identical although no type material of Ameroseius bembix bembix  was examined for the purpose of this study. Given that the characteristics of the type specimens of Ameroseius bembix ealensis  are within the range of variability found in Ameroseius leclercqi  Elsen, 1973, I suspect A. bembix ealensis  to be a synonym of A. leclercqi  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Ameroseius

Loc

Ameroseius bembix Elsen, 1973

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Ameroseius bembix

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius bembix subspec. ealensis

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius bembix

Berlese 1903
1903