Kleemannia parplumosa Nasr & Abou-Awad, 1986,

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

Kleemannia parplumosa Nasr & Abou-Awad, 1986
status

 

Kleemannia parplumosa Nasr & Abou-Awad, 1986  Plate 45

Kleemannia parplumosus  Nasr & Abou-Awad, 1986: 76.

Ameroseius (Kleemannia) parplumosus  . - Hajizadeh et al. 2013a: 150.

Ameroseius parplumosus  . - Narita et al. 2013b: 2325; Kazemi and Rajaei 2013: 66; Nemati et al. 2013: 19; Khalili-Moghadam and Saboori 2016: 544.

Type depository.

National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.

Type locality and habitat.

Egypt, Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, Sakha, in manure.

Comparative material.

Germany/India: 2 ♀♀ ( ZMB: 40281) - 2. 5. 1969, Zwiebeln 301, Indien, „Meyenburg“, 2989 (labelled Ameroseius gracilis  ). Iran: 1 ♀ (IZSAV) - Guilan Province, rice storage, 11, leg. J. Hajizadeh; 2 ♀♀ (CJH) - Jiroft, Kerman Province, soil sample, leg. and det. J. Hajizadeh.

Remarks.

I have examined several female specimens of this species from Iran (received from A. Ahadiyat and J. Hajizadeh). Kleemannia parplumosa  is easily identifiable because the adult females of only two further congeneric species ( dipankari  , plumea  ) have been described as having their epigynal shield ornamented by a peculiar sculptural structure that is well sclerotised, inverted U-shaped and on anterior surface of the shield.

There is a slide with two females of this species in the Karg Acaroteca in Berlin ( ZMB 40281). The slide bears other three specimens of two other species of Kleemannia  , and a label with the following collection data: Ameroseius gracilis  Halbert, 1923, Nr. 2989, Zwiebeln, 301, Indien, Meyenburg, 2. 5. 1969. Based on this inconsistent information, the origin of these specimens cannot be established with any confidence. I believe that specimen are collected in Meyenburg (a town in northern Germany), perhaps from a sample of onion imported from India.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Kleemannia

Loc

Kleemannia parplumosa Nasr & Abou-Awad, 1986

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Kleemannia parplumosus

Oudemans 1930
1930
Loc

Ameroseius (Kleemannia) parplumosus

Berlese 1903
1903
Loc

Ameroseius parplumosus

Berlese 1903
1903