Flat Mites of the World

Brevipalpus azores

Authority

Beard & Ochoa

Species group characters

Brevipalpus phoenicis species group

Dorsal opisthosomal setae f2 absent; tarsi II with 2 solenidia (one adaxial, one abaxial). Palps four segmented, setal formula 0-1-2-3(1s+2e) (s = solenidion, e = eupathidium).

Setal formula for legs I-IV (coxae to tarsi): 2-2-1-1, 1-1-2-1, 4-4-2-1, 3-3-1-1, 5-5-3-3, 9(1)-10(1)-5-5. Leg chaetotaxy: feI-II d, l', v', bv", fe III d, ev', fe IV ev'; ge I-II d, l', l", ge III-IV l'; ti I-II d, l', l", v', v", ti III-IV d, v', v".

Distribution based on confirmed specimens

Azores, Canary Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Portugal, Rwanda and Burundi, South Africa, Spain, USA

Species characters

Azores, Canary Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Portugal, Rwanda and Burundi, South Africa, Spain, USA

Hosts based on confirmed specimens

The most important host plant family for this mite is the Citrus family - Rutaceae (Citrus aurantium, C. reticulata, Citrus spp.; bitter orange, lemon, mandarine, tangerine).

Other hosts include: Datura stramonium (Solanaceae); Camelia sinensis (tea; Theaceae); Chinchona sp. (large leaf quinine; Rubiaceae); Hedera sp. (ivy; Araliaceae); Musa spp. (banana; Musaceae).

Remarks

Previously listed as Brevipalpus phoenicis species group sp. D.

Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Braswell, W.E. & Bauchan, G.R. (2015) Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) species complex (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) — a closer look. Zootaxa, 3944(1), 1-67. (open access: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2015/3944%281%29.html)

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Fig. 1. Brevipalpus azores, female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Brevipalpus azores, female dorsum.

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Fig. 3. Brevipalpus azores, female dorsum.

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Fig. 4. Brevipalpus azores, female dorsum.

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Fig. 5. Brevipalpus azores, female prodorsum.

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Fig. 6. Brevipalpus azores, female anterior dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 7. Brevipalpus azores, female central dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 8. Brevipalpus azores, female posterior dorsum.

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Fig. 9. Brevipalpus azores, female dorsal seta on palp (indicated by arrows).

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Fig. 10. Brevipalpus azores, female venter, between coxae III-IV.

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Fig. 11. Brevipalpus azores, female venter, between coxae III-IV.

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Fig. 12. Brevipalpus azores, female posterior venter.

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Fig. 13. Brevipalpus azores, female posterior venter.