Hattena tongana (Manson, 1974),

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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.704.13304

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:111A101E-7405-4C40-8F51-693957A64D97

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6AB3CA42-5DDD-3B56-57D4-DDA40D0FB66E

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scientific name

Hattena tongana (Manson, 1974)
status

 

Hattena tongana (Manson, 1974) 

Edbarellus tonganus  Manson, 1974: 116.

Hattena tongana  . - Halliday 1997: 188.

Hattena tonganus  . - Klimov et al. 2016.

Type depository.

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Levin, New Zealand; United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., USA; Entomology Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland, New Zealand.

Type locality and habitat.

Pacific Ocean Region, Kingdom of Tonga, Tongatapu Island, in a hive of European honey bee, Apis mellifera  ( Hymenoptera  ).

Remarks.

I suspect this species to be a junior synonym of Hattena panopla  . Halliday (1997) reported many extreme similarities between Hattena tongana  and H. panopla  , but he did not consider them to be conspecific. Differences in shape of sternal shields described by Halliday (1997) could be questionable due to the weak sclerotization of the sternal shield and its margins, characterstic of Hattena  . However, I adopted in this paper the interpretation of Halliday (1997), considering them distinct species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Hattena

Loc

Hattena tongana (Manson, 1974)

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Edbarellus tonganus

Manson 1974
1974