Trigonuropodidae

Belongs within: Uropodina. The Trigonuropodidae are a group of tropical uropodine mites possessing phylliform setae. The majority of species are known from south-east Asia and Australasia. <==TrigonuropodidaeH98 |–Baloghiatrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–Foveolatatrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–Kaszabiatrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–Latipilitrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–Structuratrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–Tuberculatatrigon Hirschmann 1979FH93 `–Trigonuropoda Trägårdh 1952H98 |–T. cubaandrassyia Hirschmann 1975FH93 |–T. cubabaloghia Hirschmann… Continue reading Trigonuropodidae

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Uropodina

Belongs within: Mesostigmata.Contains: Cyllibulidae, Trigonuropodidae, Uropodoidea, Polyaspidoidea, Abrotarsala. The Uropodina are a group of often heavily armoured predatory mites (though some may also feed on decaying organic matter). Most species have phoretic deutonymphs that attach to their hosts by an anal pedicel. The Diarthrophallidae are parasites of passalid beetles characterised by the presence of a… Continue reading Uropodina

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Uropodoidea

Belongs within: Uropodina.Contains: Oplitis, Trachyuropoda, Nenteria, Uroobovella, Trichouropoda, Uropoda, Discourella, Trichocylliba. The Uropodoidea are a diverse group of mites found in soil, humus, animal nests or decaying organic matter. Species may feed on fungi or organic debris or they may be predators on other small animals such as nematodes or insect larvae (Lindquist et al.… Continue reading Uropodoidea

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Oplitis

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Oplitis is a genus of relatively small, weakly sclerotised uropodoid mites that are mostly found in association with ants. They are characterised by the presence of a forked pilus dentilis and usually a well-defined perigenital field (Evans & Till 1979). Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Weakly sculptured species typically with well-defined… Continue reading Oplitis

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Discourella

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Discourella is a genus of uropodoid mites with short corniculi, no pedofossae, and females with an epigynial shield extending to the anterior margin of the sternal shield. Species are commonly found in decaying leaf litter and field and woodland soils. <==Discourella Berlese 1910H98 |–D. foraminosa Hiramatsu & Hirschmann 1979FH93 |–D. hirschmanni Hiramatsu… Continue reading Discourella

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Trachyuropoda

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Trachyuropoda is a genus of strongly sculptured uropodoid mites. Species are mostly myrmecophilous though the species T. termitophila is found in association with termites. Phoretic deutonymphs do not attach themselves to their host by means of an anal pedicel but instead grasp the host with strong claws (Lindquist et al. 2009). Characters… Continue reading Trachyuropoda

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Uroobovella

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Uroobovella is a genus of uropodoid mites in which both sexes have pedofossae and accessory setae in the intercoxal region. Metapodal lines are present and the female genital shield often bears an anterior projection in species of the subgenus Fuscuropoda; both these features are absent in the type subgenus (Evans & Till… Continue reading Uroobovella

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Nenteria

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Nenteria is a genus of uropodoid mites commonly found in manure or compost. They are characterised by chelicerae with the fixed digit extending well beyond the tip of the movable digit (Evans & Till 1979). Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Fixed digit of chelicera extending well beyond tip of movable digit,… Continue reading Nenteria

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Uropoda

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Uropoda is a genus of mites commonly found in manure or compost, or attached to insects as phoretic deutonymphs. The type species U. orbicularis is commonly found attached to coprophagous beetles of the Scarabaeoidea. The subgenus Phaulodinychus, sometimes treated as a distinct genus, contains species inhabiting wrack on the seashore that possess… Continue reading Uropoda

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Trichouropoda

Belongs within: Uropodoidea. Trichouropoda is a genus of uropodoid mites characterised by the presence of one or two pairs of remarkably long posteroventral setae on the idiosoma (Evans & Till 1979). They are commonly nidicoles, probably feeding on fungi and organic debris in nests and insect galleries. The species T. orbicularis may be found colonising… Continue reading Trichouropoda

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