Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of Tenuipalpus Donnadieu (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Brazil, with ontogeny of chaetotaxy Author
|Castro, E. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
|Ramos, F.a. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
|Feres, R. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
Submitted to: Systematic and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/9/2015
Publication Date: 4/30/2015
Citation: Castro, E., Ramos, F.M., Feres, R.J., Ochoa, R. 2015. A new species of Tenuipalpus Donnadieu (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Brazil, with ontogeny of chaetotaxy. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 20(3):339-356.
Interpretive Summary: Flat mites are among the most important plant feeding mites. Many are serious pests on ornamentals and fruit trees. Several species are important on forestal and rubber trees. This work provides description and illustration of a new mite species from Brazil. This study will be useful to taxonomists, evolutionary biologists, and anyone interested in plant-feeding mites.
Technical Abstract: Tenuipalpus toropi sp. nov., is described from females, males, deutonymphs, protonymphs and larvae collected on Sapium glandulatum (Vell.) Pax (Euphorbiaceae) from the northwest of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. We include details of the development in idiosomal and leg chaetotaxy for all stages of this new species.