Flat Mites of the World

Raoiella species 10

Key characters

  • setae c1, d1, e1 with broad blunt tips, not obviously spatulate, but can appear weakly spatulate (Figs. 1, 2)
  • seta h1 obviously longer than h2 (Fig. 3)
  • seta h2 short, with blunt, thick tip (sometimes slightly tapered) (Fig. 3)
  • seta f2 shorter than f3 (Fig. 3)
  • coxae III-IV nude
  • femur II with 4 setae (d, l', bv", v')
  • genua I-II with 2 setae (l', l" present; d absent)
  • tarsi I-II with companion seta longer than solenidion (make sure fine tip of companion seta is visible) (Fig. 4)
  • dorsal setae on tibiae I-II setiform, with tapered tip (Fig. 5)
  • palp tibiotarsus with one solenidion and one blunt eupathidium distally (Fig. 6), and one seta dorsally
  • setae ps1 and ps2 inserted adjacent to each other (Fig. 7)
  • male with moderate ps1 setae, 12-13 microns (Fig. 8)
  • male femur II with 4 setae (d, l', bv", v')
  • male genua I-II with 3 setae (d, l', l")
  • larva unknown

Similar species

Raoiella species 10 is morphologically similar to Raoiella species 9.

Raoiella species 10: dorsal opisthosomal setae c1 < 25 microns; prodorsal setae v2 < 60 microns.

Raoiella species 9: dorsal opisthosomal setae c1 > 30 microns; prodorsal setae v2 > 60 microns.

Distribution

Australia (QLD)

Hosts

Broad-leaved apple, Angophora subvelutina (Myrtaceae)

Remarks

This species is currently being described by Beard et al.

Collected from habitat along a creek.

<em>Raoiella</em> species 10

Fig. 1. Raoiella species 10 adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Raoiella species 10 adult female, central dorsum.

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Fig. 3. Raoiella species 10 adult female posterior dorsum.

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Fig. 4. Raoiella species 10 adult female legs I-II (left-side) (s = solenidion; cs = companion seta).

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Fig. 5. Raoiella species 10 adult female leg I (arrow indicates dorsal seta on tibia).

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Fig. 6. Raoiella species 10 adult female palps (s = solenidion; e = eupathidium).

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Fig. 7. Raoiella species 10 adult female posterior venter indicating setae ps1-2 (g = genital setae; ag = aggential setae).

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Fig. 8. Raoiella species 10 adult male posterior venter (g = genital setae; ag = aggenital setae).