Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Aeroppia peruensis, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Aeroppia is a genus of oppiid oribatid mites found in the Americas.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with costulae, lamellar and translamellar lines absent; interlamellar setae well developed; sensillus capitate. Notogaster with twelve pairs of setae; setae p1 large, more or less dilated; crista absent. Genital plates with five pairs of setae.

<==Aeroppia Hammer 1961S04
    |--*A. peruensis Hammer 1961S04
    |--A. abdita Pérez-Íñigo & Baggio 1997S04
    |--A. adjacens Mahunka 1985S04
    |--A. asymmetrica Mahunka 1985S04
    |--A. clavatum Higgins 1966S04
    |--A. floridana (Banks 1896) [=Belba floridana; incl. Oribata consimilis Banks 1910]S04
    |--A. hammerae Mahunka 1985S04
    |--A. insularis Higgins 1966S04
    |--A. magnipilosa (Ewing 1909)S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |--A. mariehammerae Subías et al. 2004S04
    |--A. nasalis Mahunka 1984S04
    |--A. sculpturata Mahunka 1985S04
    `--A. vacua (Berlese 1888) [=Belba concolor vacua]S04

Aeroppia magnipilosa (Ewing 1909)S04 [=Damaeus magnipilosusS04, Lucoppia magnipilosaN77; incl. Aeroppia columbiana Hammer 1961S04]

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[N77] Norton, R. A. 1977. The genus Damaeus Koch (Acarina: Oribatei) in the eastern United States. Acarologia 19 (2): 331–353.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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