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European Red Mite

Scientific Name
Agistemus longisetus
Scientific Author
Gonzalez, 1963
Taxonomy
(Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Idiosoma Ventral - Adult
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NZA127. Magnification: 40×.
Source
Qing Hai Fan MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Dorsal shields plain; pob about 4.1 times as large as eye; dorsal idiosomal setae relatively long, sci 2.2 times diameter of pob; ve: ve-sci = 2.0; c1: c1-c1 = 2.5; setae dFI equal or slightly shorter than h1. Genito-anal area with 2 pairs of aggenital setae (ag1, ag2). Coxa IV with 2 setae; femur I with 5 setae; genu I with 3 + 1 kapa; tibia IV with 5 + 1 phi p; tarsus I with 12 + 1 omega; tarsus IV with 7 setae.

Male

Postocular body 3.5 times as large as eye; sci 2.5 times diameter of pob; ve: ve-sci = 1.6; c1: c1-c1 = 1.9. Dorsal shields and counts of setae and solenidia as in female except tarsi I-IV with 12 + 2 omega, 9 + 2 omega, 7 + 1 omega, 7+1 omega.

References

- Fan, Q.-H. & Zhang, Z.-Q. (2005). Raphignathoidea (Acari, Prostigmata). Fauna of New Zealand 52. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 400 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/04/2011 01:48 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 02:28 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) European Red Mite (Agistemus longisetus) Updated on 5/7/2014 2:28:59 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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