Flat Mites of the World

Magdalenapalpus

Key characters

  • f2 present or absent (Figs. 1, 2)
  • h2 not elongate (Figs. 1, 2)
  • anterior margin of prodorsum with notch extending to level with or posterior to setae v2 (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • ventral, genital and anal plates membranous, not well developed (Fig. 5)
  • 3 pairs ps setae (Fig. 5)
  • 5 segmented palp (Fig. 6)
  • claws present

Similar taxa

Aegyptobia - anterior margin of prodorsum with notch anterior to seta v2

Number of species

Three - M. caperatus, M. forsteri, M. strandtmanni

Authority

Mesa, Welbourn and Evans

Distribution

Australia

Hosts

Allocasuarina leuhmannii, A. torulosa, Casuarina equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae)

Colour

  • red when alive
  • eggs red

Remarks

This is a recently redescribed genus (see Beard, Seeman & Bauchan (2014).

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Fig. 1. Magdalenapalpus strandtmanni adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Magdalenapalpus forsteri sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, adult female a. dorsum, b. detail of palp.

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Fig. 3. Magdalenapalpus forsteri sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, adult female anterior margin of prodorsum indicating notch (arrow).

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Fig. 4. Magdalenapalpus forsteri sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, adult male anterior margin of prodorsum indicating notch (arrow).

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Fig. 5. Magdalenapalpus forsteri sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, adult female posterior venter.

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Fig. 6. Magdalenapalpus forsteri sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, ventral gnathosoma indicating details of the palps.