Flat Mites of the World

Raoiella species 1

Key characters

  • setae c1, d1, e1 obviously spatulate (Figs. 1, 2, 3)
  • seta h1 obviously longer than h2 (Fig. 4)
  • seta h2 strongly spatulate (Fig. 4)
  • seta f2 obviously shorter than f3 (Fig. 4)
  • coxae III-IV nude
  • femur II with 3 setae (d, bv", v' present; l' absent)
  • genua I-II with 3 setae (d, l', l")
  • tarsus I with companion seta longer than solenidion (Fig. 5)
  • tarsus II with companion seta slightly longer than solenidion (check if broken), or subequal to solenidion (Figs. 6, 7)
  • dorsal seta on tibiae I-II with spatulate to thick, blunt tip (Fig. 8)
  • palp tibiotarsus with one solenidion and one tapered, setiform eupathidium distally (Fig. 9), and one seta dorsally
  • setae ps1 and ps2 inserted adjacent to each other
  • male with moderately short ps1 setae, 10-12 microns (Fig. 10)
  • male femur II and genua I-II same as female
  • larva with elongate, filiform setae h2

Distribution

Australia (QLD)

Hosts

Silver-leaved ironbark, Eucalyptus melanophloia (Myrtaceae)

Remarks

This species is currently being described by Beard et al.

This species was listed as species 1 in Dowling et al. (2012).

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Fig. 1. Raoiella species 1 adult female.

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Fig. 2. Raoiella species 1 adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 3. Raoiella species 1 adult female central dorsum.

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Fig. 4. Raoiella species 1 adult female posterior dorsum.

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Fig. 5. Raoiella species 1 adult female leg I (d = dorsal seta on tibia I, s = solenidion, cs = companion seta).

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Fig. 6. Raoiella species 1 adult female leg with companion seta (cs) longer than solenidion (s).

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Fig. 7. Raoiella species 1 adult female leg II with companion seta (cs) subequal in length to solenidion (s).

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Fig. 8. Raoiella species 1 adult female leg II indicating dorsal seta, d, on tibia II.

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Fig. 9. Raoiella species 1 adult female palps (s = solenidion, e = eupathidium).

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Fig. 10. Raoiella species 1 adult male posterior dorsum indicating setae ps1.