In males, the cheliceral
fixed finger possesses one sessile-form flagellum extending ventrally.
Similarly, duration and frequency of cheliceral
tapping by spidermites was also significantly increased on whitefly nymph-infested leaves, even when the nymphs were no longer present, indicating again that palatability may have declined in response to whitefly feeding.
kisses: tactile cheliceral
courtship affects female mating decisions in
Chelicerae (length 118-123) with two setiform, barbed cheliceral
setae; cha (36-41) longer than chb (24-28).
11); fovea indistinct; clypeus narrow; sternum shield-shaped, longer than wide, with brown or transparent hairs along edge; mouthparts with endites long with rounded tips, longer than wide; labium and endites with scattered short hairs or setae; cheliceral
furrow edentate; dorsal surfaces of chelicerae with variable number of short, thick, erect setae.
finger without isolated subapical tooth (di) and spinneret moderately prominent in females, extremely reduced in males, cheliceral
lyrifissure ldb present.
Chelicerae: Pale to deep orange; surface granulated with scattered, short and long setae; cheliceral
furrow with three promarginal teeth, largest tooth medially; three retromarginal teeth, largest tooth situated proximally to fang, smallest distally.
Diagnosis: The habitus of the male is similar to Belippo cygniformis Wanless, 1978 from Ghana, but it may be easily distinguished from it and other congeners by the cheliceral
dentition: this species has a toothless promargin and only two teeth on the retromargin, whereas all of the other species have many teeth on both cheliceral
On the contrary, the lateral surface of the cheliceral
basal segment is surprisingly smooth.
setae long, setiform and barbed; cha (24-26) slightly longer than chb (16-20).
One somewhat large denticle on the distal aspect of the ventral edge of the movable cheliceral
finger of the holotype, the adult female has two to four spaced denticles.
Chelicerae small, downward-directed; cheliceral
furrow and fang very short; prolateral lamina small but distinct.