Neofedrizzia camini Womersley

Seeman, Owen D., 2007, Revision of the Fedrizziidae (Acari: Mesostigmata: Fedrizzioidea), Zootaxa 1480, pp. 1-55 : 34-35

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Neofedrizzia camini Womersley


Neofedrizzia camini Womersley

Neofedrizzia camini Womersley, 1959: 37 .

Type specimens. Holotype, F, AUSTRALIA: New South Wales: Glen Innes, 9.x. 1956, G. F. Bornemissza, on adult P. dilatatus from rotting eucalyptus log (N 1952311). In SAMA. Paratypes, F, 2 M, same data as holotype (N 1952312, N 1952313 a-b, N 1952314 a-b). In SAMA.

Other specimens. M, New South Wales, Upper Williams River, x. 1926, A. M. Lea & E. W. Wilson (N 1952315); M, Tasmania, Waratah, no date, no collector, in “? moss and lichen” (N 1952316); M, Queensland, 6.ii. 1951, E. H. Derrick, on beetle (N 1952317). In SAMA.

Queensland, LNP: 4 F, 4 M, Duck Ck, 20.iii. 1995, D. E. Walter, on P. dilatatus ( S 74101 View Materials -08); 2 F, 3 M, Wishing Tree, 20.iii. 1995, D. E. Walter, on M. quaestionis ( S 74109 View Materials - 113); F, 2 M, Duck Ck, 25.ii. 1996, O. Seeman & K. Best, on P. dilatatus ( S 74114 View Materials - 6); M, Duck Ck, 25.ii. 1996, O. Seeman & P. Timmers, on P. dilatatus ( S 74117 View Materials ); F, M, LNP Entrance, 15.xi. 1996, O. Seeman, on P. dilatatus ( S 74118 View Materials - 19) Queensland, JSF: F, M, 2 km E of Sunday Ck, 16.iii. 1996, O. Seeman, on P. dilatatus ( S 74120 View Materials - 21); F, 2 M, Peter’s Rd, Conondale Range, 17.iii. 1996, O. Seeman, on M. quaestionis ( S 74122 View Materials - 24). Queensland, Mount Glorious: 2 F, 2 M, 6.v. 1995, O. Seeman, on P. dilatatus ( S 74125 View Materials - 28); F, 2 M, 21.xii. 1995, ex rear 11.i. 1996, O. Seeman, on Mastachilus sp. nr australasicus ( S 74129 View Materials - 31). All specimens deposited in QM.

Diagnosis. Both sexes: idiosoma 1110–1210 long; anterior hyaline projection does not extend past CxI; exopodal patterning between CxII–III striped; pedofossae III present, IV absent; seta h 1 with 6 barbs; distal spine-like process on palp femur minute or absent; one non-filamentous excrescence ribbon-like, the other a short serrated blade; femur III and IV with large lamellae. Female: sternal shield smooth; seta st 1 52–60 long, a little shorter than base of tritosternum; setae st 2 -st 3 30–55 long, st 4 variable, 4–30; sternogynial shield smooth, anterior margin straight. Male: tetartosternum absent, presternal processes articulated with sternoventral shield, symmetrical, with truncate ends, directed slightly inwards; sternoventral shield (anterior of genital opening) smooth; seta st 1 30–38 long; genital opening placed between CxII–III, flanked by 8–10 pores.

Remarks. The holotype, paratypes, and the remainder of Womersley’s material are in poor condition. This species is exceptionally common on M. quaestionis and P. dilatatus in Southeast Queensland. All specimens I collected have minute st 4, but Womersley (1959) described the species from specimens with st 4 “ca. 27 long”. Apart from this, his specimens are indistinguishable from my collections, and I consider them the same species.


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Neofedrizzia camini Womersley

Seeman, Owen D. 2007

Neofedrizzia camini

Womersley 1959: 37