A Review of Predaceous Mites of the Genus Typhloctonus Muma (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) in Ukraine with the Description of Unknown Male of T. Tuberculatus

L. Kolodochka 1
  • 1 Schmalhausen Institute of zoology NAS of Ukraine, Chmielnicky str., 15, Kyiv, 01601 Ukraine

A Review of Predaceous Mites of the Genus Typhloctonus Muma (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) in Ukraine with the Description of Unknown Male of T. Tuberculatus

Predaceous mites of the genus Typhloctonus Muma, 1961 from different plants in Ukraine are reviewed. Four species of the genus Typhloctonus are occurring in Ukraine: T. tiliarum (Oudemans, 1930), T. aceri (Collier, 1957), T. runiacus Kolodochka, 1980 and T. tuberculatus (Wainstein, 1958) described, illustrated, measured and keyed (on females). These species differ not only by the features earlier indicated but by some additional characters revealed in this study. Type material of Typhlodromus tuberculatus Wainstein, 1958 have been revised and lectotype designated. Unknown male of T. tuberculatus is described, measured and illustrated. Study of the holotype Seiulus (Typhloctonus) arutunjani Kuznetsov, 1984 shows it to be a junior synonym of the Typhloctonus tuberculatus (Wainstein, 1958).

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