Ameroseiella macrochelae (Westerboer, 1963),

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

Ameroseiella macrochelae (Westerboer, 1963)
status

comb. n.

Ameroseiella macrochelae (Westerboer, 1963)  comb. n. Plates 1, 2

Ameroseius macrochelae  Westerboer (in Westerboer & Bernhard, 1963: 501).

Ameroseius apodius  Karg, 1971a: 226. Syn. n.

Ameroseius macrochelae  . - Karg 1971a: 230; Bregetova 1977: 161; Karg 1993: 228.

Ameroseiella apodius  . - Bregetova 1977: 167.

Ameroseius apodus  . - Evans and Till 1979: 195.

Ameroseiella apoda  . - Evans and Till 1979: 230.

Ameroseius apodius  . - Karg 1993: 226.

Type depository.

Of Ameroseius macrochelae  - Zoologischen Staatssammlung München, Germany (originally not stated; holotype not designated); of Ameroseius apodius  - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany.

Type locality and habitat.

Of Ameroseius macrochelae  - France, Nimes, in compost; of Ameroseius apodius  - Germany, Frankfurt/Oder, Manschnow (holticulture), in compost soil.

Comparative material.

Germany: 1 ♀ ( ZMB: 39868, holotype) - Sept. 1962, Manschnow/Oderbruch, 2981 (labelled Ameroseius apodius  ); 3 ♀♀ ( ZMB: 42520) - Kleinmachnow, 1034 (labelled Ameroseius macrochelae  ). United Kingdom: 1 ♀ ( BMNH) - 6. 3. 1963, Sutton Bonington, Nottingham County, oak-beech forest, "Scotland plantation", leg. D. J. L. Harding.

Published material from Slovakia.

Borská Nížina Lowland: Rohožník Village ( Ambros et al. 1992, cited as Ameroseiella apodius  ). Bukovské Vrchy Hills: Nová Sedlica Village, Zakasárenský Potok Brook ( Fenďa et al. 1998, Fenďa and Mašán 2003; cited as Ameroseius apodius  ). Cerová Vrchovina Highland: Šurice Village ( Fenďa and Mašán 2009, cited as Ameroseius apodius  ). Laborecká Vrchovina Highland: Stakčín Village, Starina Dam, Gazdoráň Forest ( Fenďa et al. 1998, Fenďa and Mašán 2003; cited as Ameroseius apodius  ). Malá Fatra Mts.: Turčianske Kľačany Village, Kľačianska Magura Mt. ( Kalúz and Žuffa 1988, cited as Ameroseiella apodius  ). Podunajská Rovina Flatland: Dobrohošť Village, Dunajské Kriviny Forest ( Fenďa et al. 1998, cited as Ameroseius apodius  ). Gabčíkovo Town, Ercséd Forest; Gabčíkovo Town, Ostrov Orliaka Morského Forest; Vojka Nad Dunajom Village, Hajóšok Forest ( Fenďa and Lengyel 2007, cited as Ameroseius apodius  ). Svätý Jur Town, Šúr Forest ( Fenďa et al. 2011, cited as Ameroseius apodius  ).

New material from Slovakia.

borská Nížina Lowland: 1 ♀ - 2. 8. 1993, Bratislava Capital, Devínska Nová Ves Settlement, Devínske Jazero Lake, willow-poplar flood-plain forest ( Salici-Populetum  ), nest of Falco tinnunculus  ( Aves  ), altitude 140 m, leg. J. Krištofík and A. Darolová. Malé Karpaty Mts.: 1 ♀ - 5. 5. 2004, Bratislava Capital, Patrónka Settlement, ruderal with hornbeams ( Carpinus betulus  ), strongly decaying seedy sunflowers, altitude 180 m, leg. P. Mašán. Podunajská Rovina Flatland: 8 ♀♀ - 5. 4. 1989, Kráľovičove Kračany Village, nest of Corvus frugilegus  ( Aves  ), altitude 120 m, leg. J. Krištofík and A. Darolová; 14 ♀♀ - 26. 7. 1991, Dunajská Streda Town, nest of Accipiter gentilis  ( Aves  ), altitude 110 m, leg. J. Krištofík and A. Darolová; 2 ♀♀ - 12. 5. 1998, Medveďov Village, shore reed stand ( Phragmition  ), strongly decaying compost (maize), altitude 120 m, leg. P. Mašán; 1 ♀ - 1. 5. 2008, Číčov Village, willow-poplar flood-plain forest ( Salici-Populetum  ), nest of Haliaeetus albicilla  ( Aves  ), altitude 115 m, leg. J. Krištofík and A. Darolová. Trnavská Pahorkatina Highland: 2 ♀♀ - 1. 7. 2001, Horná Streda Village, garden, accumulation of dung and plant refuse, decaying organic detritus, altitude 170 m, leg. P. Mašán; 4 ♀♀ - 28. 4. 2002, Horná Streda Village, garden, accumulation of dung and plant refuse, decaying organic detritus, altitude 170 m, leg. P. Mašán; 12 ♀♀, 5 ♂♂ - 26. 5. 2005, Šenkvice Village, Šenkvický Háj Forest, oak forest ( Quercetum  ), decaying straw and soil detritus, altitude 210 m, leg. P. Mašán.

Remarks.

Ameroseius macrochelae  had been originally described based on specimens from France. There are three females on two slides in the Hirschmann/Willmann Collection in Munich labelled " Ameros  . macrochelae  n. sp." and " Ameroseius macrochelae  n. sp.", all in relatively good condition. Unfortunately, none of available specimens (slides) bears a type designation and specific collection data, but without doubt the two slides belong to the original series of Westerboer because the original illustrations of the dorsum and ventrum given by Westerboer and Bernhard (1963) match perfectly one of the three available mounted specimens. All of these females lack ambulacral apparatus on legs I, being conspecific with examined holotype female described by Karg (1971a) as Ameroseius apodius  Karg, 1971 (see comparative material above).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Ameroseiella

Loc

Ameroseiella macrochelae (Westerboer, 1963)

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Ameroseiella apodius

Bregetova 1977
1977
Loc

Ameroseiella apoda

Bregetova 1977
1977
Loc

Ameroseius macrochelae

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius apodius

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius macrochelae

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius apodus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius apodius

Berlese 1903
1903