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Predatory Snout Mite

Scientific Name
Bdella longicornis
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy
(Acari: Prostigmata: Bdellidae: Bdellinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Subcapitulum - Adult
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NZA753. Magnification: 20x.
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Qing-Hai Fan MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Female

Dorsal propodosomastriae finely to coarsely broken, transverse between anterior sensilla (vi), transverse to almost random on median line between median prodorsal setae (sce), transverse centrally between lateral prodorsal setae (ve). Genital plates each with 7(6-8) equal setae in irregular linear arrangement; ovipositor with 10 subapical and 10 postmedial setae. Gnathosomal base striated. Chelicera striated; posterior cheliceral seta about 3/4 length of anterior one. Palp genu and telofemur approximately equal in length; palpal tibiotarsus less than 1/2 palpal basifemur, bearing with 7 setae.

References

- Atyeo, W.T. (1960). A revision of the mite family Bdellidae in North and Central America (Acarina, Prostigmata). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 40: 345-499.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/04/2011 07:12 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 01:39 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Predatory Snout Mite (Bdella longicornis) Updated on 5/8/2014 1:39:22 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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