A new species of Proprioseiulus Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from Sri Lanka with a key to world species


Khaustov V. A. , Döker İ. , Joharchi O., Ermilov S.

SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY, vol.26, no.2, pp.464-473, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.11158/saa.26.2.10
  • Title of Journal : SYSTEMATIC AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.464-473

Abstract

Abstract

A new predatory mite species, Proprioseiulus ceylonensis sp. nov. (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is described and illustrated based on female and male specimens collected from soil-litter in Sri Lanka. The new species can be easily distinguished from all other known species in the genus by the combination of the following characters: absence of ventral setae ZV3, presence of ten macrosetae on legs and saccular calyx of spermatheca. Moreover, an identification key to the world species of the genus is presented.

Key words: Amblyseiinae, taxonomy, morphology, Indomalayan realm, predatory mites