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

publication LSID

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scientific name

Ameroseius benoiti Elsen, 1973
status

 

Ameroseius benoiti Elsen, 1973 

Ameroseius benoiti  Elsen, 1973: 735.

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

Type depository.

Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgium.

Type locality and habitat.

Democratic Republic of Congo (as Zaire), Katompi, Katanga, on carpenter bee, Xylocopa lepeletieri  (as Mesotrichia lepeletieri  ) ( Hymenoptera  ).

Comparative material.

Democratic Republic of Congo: 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 136509, holotype) - Oct. 1920, Katanga, Katompi, Mesotrichia lepeletieri  , leg. Ch. Seydel; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 142506, paratype) - Kasaï, Kondue, Chlorion ciliatum var. maxillae  , leg. E. Luja; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 170379, paratype; published as 142507) - Dec. 1932, Kapanga, Chlorion incomptum  , leg. G. F. Overlaet; 1 ♀ ( MRAC: 142507, paratype) - Nov. 1932, Lulua, Kapanga, Chlorion ciliatum var. instabile  , leg. G. F. Overlaet.

Remarks.

No fundamental differences could be found between the type specimens of the four species described by Elsen (1973), namely Ameroseius benoiti  , Ameroseius gillardinae  and Ameroseius longitarsis  . These species were erected in my opinion on untenable characters. For example, I could not detect any of the illustrated structures of sperm induction system as they were presented in original figures 1-18 given by Elsen (1973).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Ameroseius

Loc

Ameroseius benoiti Elsen, 1973

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Ameroseius benoiti

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius benoiti

Berlese 1903
1903