Flat Mites of the World

Raoiella species 11

Key characters

  • setae c1, d1, e1 obviously spatulate (Figs. 1, 2)
  • seta h1 longer than h2 (Fig. 3)
  • seta h2 spatulate (Fig. 3)
  • seta f2 shorter than f3 (Fig. 3)
  • coxae III-IV nude
  • femur II with 3 setae (d, bv", v' present; l' absent)
  • genua I-II with 3 setae (d, l', l")
  • tarsi I-II with companion seta longer than solenidion (can appear subequal, make sure seta is not broken) (Fig. 4)
  • dorsal seta on tibia I weakly spatulate or with broad blunt tip (Figs. 4, 5)
  • dorsa seta on tibia II with broad blunt tip (Fig. 6)
  • palp tibiotarsus with one solenidion and one tapered setiform eupathidium distally (Fig. 7), and one seta dorsally
  • setae ps1 and ps2 inserted adjacent to each other (Fig. 8)
  • male with short ps1 setae, 9-11 microns (Fig. 9)
  • male femur II and genua I-II same as female
  • larva unknown

Similar species

Raoiella species 11 is morphological similar to Raoiella species 4A and 4B.

Raoiella species 11: male with trochanter IV nude.

Raoiella species 4A: male with one seta on trochanter IV.

Raoiella species 4B: male with one seta on trochanter IV.

Distribution

Australia (WA)

Hosts

Eucalytpus sp. (Myrtaceae)

Remarks

This species is currently being described by Beard et al.

Collected from Broome in far north Western Australia.

<em>Raoiella</em> species 11

Fig. 1. Raoiella species 11 adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Raoiella species 11 adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 3. Raoiella species 11 adult female posterior dorsum.

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Fig. 4. Raoiella species 11 adult female leg I (s = solenidion; cs = companion seta; d = dorsal seta on tibia).

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Fig. 5. Raoiella species 11 adult female leg I (arrow indicates dorsal seta on tibia).

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Fig. 6. Raoiella species 11 adult female leg II (s = solenidion; cs = companion seta; d = dorsal seta on tibia).

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Fig. 7. Raoiella species 11 adult female palps (s = solenidion, e = eupathidium).

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Fig. 8. Raoiella species 11 adult female posterior venter (genital region).

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Fig. 8. Raoiella species 11 adult male posterior dorsum indicating short ps1 setae.