Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Roubikia
Roubikia officiosa Klimov and OConnor, 2007
Roubikia officiosa Klimov & OConnor, 2007: 821, Fig. 9A-C; Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 107.
Material (show database records). Holotype: HDN - MEXICO, Jalisco, Chamela, ex Tetrapedia maura on propodeum & metasoma, 21 Jun 1983, S.H. Bullock #1534, LACM, BMOC 97-0331-028. Paratypes: 9 HDNs – same data as holotype. Holotype in LACM, paratypes in LACM, UMMZ, UNAM.
Description. Phoretic deutonymph. Differs from all known species by the following characters: setae mG I smooth, setae d1 nearly as long as c1, and setae mG II distinctly shorter than combined length of femur-tibia II.
Other instars unknown.
Hosts. Tetrapedia maura.
Distribution (show map). Mexico: Jalisco
Etymology. Officiosus (=full of courtesy, complaisant, serviceable) is a Latin adjective.
Klimov, P. B. & B. M. OConnor. 2007. Ancestral area analysis of chaetodactylid mites (Acari: Chaetodactylidae), with description of new early derivative genus and six new species from the Neotropics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.100: 810-829.
Klimov, P. B. & B. M. OConnor. 2008. Morphology, evolution, and host associations of bee-associated mites of the family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata), with a monographic revision of North American taxa. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan.199: 1-243.
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Created: Jun 14, 2011