Abrotarsala

Dorsal and ventral views of Abrotarsala rimatoris, with close-up ventral views of gnathosoma and tip of left chelicera, from Schuster & Summers (1978).

Belongs within: Uropodina.

Abrotarsala is a genus of mites known from passalid beetles of the tribe Proculini in Mexico and Central America (Schuster & Summers 1978).

Characters (from Schuster & Summers 1978): Idiosoma pyriform to oval in outline, widest across opisthosoma. Tectum with three to five very small points on apex. Three or four pairs of peripheral body setae on posterior end of opisthosoma; two pairs ultralong, one or two pairs very small. Three or more pairs of dorsomedian microsetae. Perigynial suture complete. Ventral apron widened by panels (metapodal plates?) joined to its margins. Leg II of males may be hypertrophied and armed with apophyses on basal segments and a claw-like process on tarsus.

<==Abrotarsala Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. arciformis Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. cuneiformis Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. firundule Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. inconstans Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. longifemoralis Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. obesa Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. pyriformis Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. rimatoris Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. simplex Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
|–A. simulans Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93
`–A. turgescentis Schuster & Summers 1978 FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

Schuster, R. O., & F. M. Summers. 1978. Mites of the family Diarthrophallidae (Acari: Mesostigmata). International Journal of Acarology 4 (4): 279–385.

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