Sennertia ceratinarum
Fig. 1. Sennertia ceratinarum, heteromorphic deutonymph, ex "Ceratina pilipes", Mozambique (BMOC 04-0508-288). Click here to enlarge
Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Sennertia : Sennertia species

Sennertia ceratinarum Fain, 1974

Sennertia ceratinarum Fain, 1974a: 216 (holotype and paratype HDNs in MRAC, short description of HDN); Fain, 1980: 983, Figs 1-2 (redescription of HDN, HDNs attached behind wings, unjustified paratype designation (from all hosts not included in original description); Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 226
Sennertia (Sennertia) ceratinarum: Fain, 1981a: 156, Fig. 76 (included in key, short redescription, assigned to cerambycina group); Haitlinger, 2000: 17

Material (show database records).
Hosts. Ceratina (Pithitis) sp. (type host) (Fain, 1981a) (note: type host was also indicated as Ceratina inermis Friese, 1905 (as Ceratina (Pithitis) turneri (Fain, 1974a)) and "Ceratina nr. turneri" (Fain, 1980)))
Ceratina nasalis Friese, 1905 (as Ceratina acutipyga) (South Africa)
Ceratina atopura Cockerell, 1937 (Congo)
Ceratina (Pithitis) nilotica Cockerell, 1937 (Congo)
Ceratina (Pithitis) viridis Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (as Ceratina congoensis and Pithitis viridis) (Cameroon, Congo)
(Fain, 1974a, 1980, 1981a)
"Ceratina pilipes" (our data, unpubl., host name not verified)
Distribution (show map). South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal (Salt Rock) (type locality); Democratic Republic of the Congo; Cameroon (Fain, 1974a, 1980, 1981a); Mozambique (our data, unpubl.)


Fain, A. 1974. Nouveaux hypopes phorétiques d'Hyménoptères africains (Acarina: Sarcoptiformes). Revue de Zoologie Africaine.88: 213-219.
Fain, A. 1980. Hypopes du genre Sennertia Oudemans, 1905 (Acari, Chaetodactylidae) phoretiques sur les hymenopteres des genres Ceratina et Pithitis (Ceratinidae) en Afrique. Revue de Zoologie Africaine.94: 984-992.
Fain, A. 1981. A revision of the phoretic deutonymphs (hypopi) of the genus Sennertia Oudemans, 1905 (Acari, Astigmata, Chaetodactylidae). Systematic Parasitology.3: 145-183.
Haitlinger, R. 2000. Sennertia aldeodadi sp. n. (Acari: Astigmata, Chaetodactylidae), a mite associated with undetermined Anthophoridae (Hymenoptera) from Mauritius. Folia Entomologica Hungarica.61: 17-21.
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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