Flat Mites of the World

Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae

Authority

(Attiah)

Taxonomic history

Brevipalpus lanceolatisetae Attiah - original designation

Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae Pritchard & Baker 1958

Key Characters

Adult female (Figs. 1, 2)

Prodorsum

reticulate, large regular cells centrally; medium cells sublaterally (Figs. 3, 4)

prodorsal setae long, broadly lanceolate, heavily barbed (Fig. 3)

Central Opisthosoma

c1-d1: even reticulation, large regular cells (Figs. 5, 6)

d1-e1: reticulation becoming a series of short transverse folds (Figs. 7, 8)

e1-h1: series of short transverse bands becoming reticulation towards h1 (Figs. 9, 10)

Sublateral Opisthosoma

reticulate with regular medium cells, with smaller cells laterally (Fig. 8)

Dorsal Setae

c2, c3, d3, e3, f2, f3 > c1 > d1, h2 > e1, h1 (d1 and e1 often same length)

Venter

3a to 4a: cuticle more or less smooth, with extremely fine transverse striae (Figs. 11, 12)

4a to ventral plate: cuticle with even large rounded cells laterally; cuticle smooth centrally with extremely fine transverse striae (Fig. 10).

ventral plate: anterior cuticle smooth; posterior cuticle with medium cells (Figs. 13, 14)

genital plate: large rounded cells (Figs. 13, 14)

Palp

femur with 0 setae; genu with 1 dorsal seta; tibia with 2 setae; tarsus with 3 setae (sensory)

Deutonymph

dorsal opisthosomal setae d1, e1, h1, h2 minute

remaining dorsal setae longer (v2, sc1, sc2, c3 > c2 > f3 > d3, e3, f2)

Distribution

Cyprus, Egypt, England*, Greece, Iran, Jordan*, Lebanon*, Libya, Portugal

* = confirmed specimens.

Hosts

Mainly Rosaceae: Cydonia oblonga (quince), Malus domestica (apple)*, Malus sylvestris (European crab apple)*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot), Pyrus communis (pear), Pr. domestica (plum)*, Pr. persica (peach).

In addition to: Punica granatum (pomegranate, Punicaceae).

* = confirmed specimens.

Remarks

This species is in the C. spinosus species group sensu Hatzinikolis et al. (1999).

This species is found in the young shoots and buds, and on both surfaces of host leaves.

References

Hatzinikolis & Emmanouel (1987); Hatzinikolis et al. (1999); Khanjani et al. (2012)

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Fig. 1. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 3. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female prodorsum.

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Fig. 4. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female prodorsum.

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Fig. 5. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female anterior dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 6. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female anterior dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 7. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female dorsal opisthosoma between setae d1 and e1.

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Fig. 8. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female dorsal opisthosoma between setae d1 and e1.

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Fig. 9. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female posterior dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 10. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female posterior dorsal opisthosoma.

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Fig. 11. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female venter between legs III and IV.

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Fig. 12. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female venter between legs III and IV.

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Fig. 13. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female posterior venter.

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Fig. 14. Cenopalpus lanceolatisetae adult female posterior venter.