Brontispalaelaps leveri Womersley 1956,

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/F9517056-0FC0-864D-0139-47F8B92A754E

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scientific name

Brontispalaelaps leveri Womersley 1956
status

 

Brontispalaelaps leveri Womersley 1956 

Brontispalaelaps leveri  Womersley, 1956a: 533.

Brontispalaelaps leveri  . - Silva et al. 2014: 710.

Type depository.

South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia.

Type locality and habitat.

Pacific Ocean Region, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, Tenaru, on coconut leaf beetle, Brontispa longissima  (as Brontispa froggatti  ) ( Coleoptera  , Chrysomelidae  ), found in coconut leaves.

Remarks.

Some important amendments to the original description of Brontispalaelaps leveri  were carried out by Halliday (1997) and Silva et al. (2014). This species was described from specimens associated with the chrysomelid beetle Brontispa froggatti  Sharp, 1904 [= Brontispa longissima  (Gestro, 1885)] from the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. It is remarkable that the type specimens of Ameroseius crassipes  were collected from the same host beetle in Australia. For that reason there may be some speculation about conspecificity of A. crassipes  and B. leveri  , the type species of the genus Brontispalaelaps  . The conspecificity of both species should be carefully checked by further study once more, despite of the fact that Lindquist’s examination of the type specimens has shown that A. crassipes  belongs to an unspecified genus of Ologamasidae  ( Halliday 1997).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Ameroseiidae

Genus

Brontispalaelaps

Loc

Brontispalaelaps leveri Womersley 1956

Masan, Peter 2017
2017
Loc

Brontispalaelaps leveri

Womersley 1956
1956
Loc

Brontispalaelaps leveri

Womersley 1956
1956