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Broad Mite

Scientific Name
Tarsonemus bakeri
Scientific Author
Ewing, 1939
Taxonomy
(Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae: Tarsoneminae: Tarsonemini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Female

Scapular setae more than 1.5 times as long as transverse distance between their bases. Hysterosomal setae c2 about 1.5 times as long as c1; cupules ih nearly contiguous with setae h. Poststernal apodeme well developed, bifurcate anteriorly; sejugal apodeme continuous, though sometimes slightly weaker medially. Femur of leg II with 3 setae; tibia of leg I with 1 solenidion (phi1); tarsal seta pl" of leg I present.

Male

Hysterosomal setae c1 and c2 subequal; d about twice as long as e; cupules im nearly contiguous with setae e. Coxisternal plates I to III tuberculate, and IV finely striated; coxisternal setae 1a inserted well posteriad of apodemes I; two elements of poststernal apodeme diverge from each other along posterior half of their lengths; sejugal apodeme not interrupted on either side of midline. Tibia of leg I with 1 solenidion (phi1) ; tarsus I lacking 1 of the 2 small fastigial setae (ft') near solenidion, seta pl" present; femur of leg II with 3 setae; femorogenu of leg IV about 4 times as long as wide; tibia of leg IV about twice as long as wide.

References

- Lindquist, E.E. (1978). On the synonymy of Tarsonemus waitei Banks, T. setifer Ewing, and T. bakeri Ewing, with redescription of species (Acari: Tarsonemidae). Canadian Entomologist, 110, 1023-1048.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/04/2011 01:07 AEST
Last Updated
04/05/2014 21:49 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Broad Mite (Tarsonemus bakeri) Updated on 5/4/2014 9:49:27 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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