Carabodoidea

Belongs within: Holonota.Contains: Nippobodidae, Dampfiella, Beckiella, Odontocepheus (Odontocepheus), Diplobodes, Yoshiobodes, Carabodinae, Gibbicepheus (Gibbicepheus), Fissicepheus (Fissicepheus), Pseudotocepheus (Pseudotocepheus), Plenotocepheus, Otocepheinae, Dolicheremaeus. The Carabodoidea are a primarily tropical group of oribatid mites, many of which spend as least part of their life as burrowers in decaying wood. Members of this group include the Carabodidae, characterised by more… Continue reading Carabodoidea

Otocepheus (Acrotocepheus)

Belongs within: Otocepheinae. The subgenus Acrotocepheus of the genus Otocepheus is a primarily southeast and southern Asian group of otocepheid oribatid mites characterised by the presence of median condyles on the prodorsum. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Median prodorsal condyles present. Notogaster with ten pairs of setae; lateral notogastral condyles narrowly spaced. Epimeral seta… Continue reading Otocepheus (Acrotocepheus)

Nippobodidae

Belongs within: Carabodoidea. The Nippobodidae are a group of oribatid mites found in eastern Asia characterised by large projections on both the prodorsum and the anterior of the notogaster. Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 600–750 µm. Prodorsum with large processes in middle portion; with true lamellae. Subcapitulum diarthric; chelicerae chelate-dentate; subcapitular mentum without… Continue reading Nippobodidae

Carabodes (Klapperiches)

Belongs within: Carabodinae. The subgenus Klapperiches of the genus Carabodes is a cosmopolitan group of carabodid oribatid mites with an unusually shortened ventral region. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum and notogaster without high elevation(s) or deep excavation(s); notogaster with ten pairs of well-developed setae. Ventral region shortened, genital and anal plates near each… Continue reading Carabodes (Klapperiches)

Carabodes (Carabodes)

Belongs within: Carabodinae. The type subgenus of the genus Carabodes is a subcosmopolitan group of carabodid oribatid mites with an evenly arched notogaster. The type species, C. coriaceus, is widespread in forest soils in Europe with less certain records from other parts of the Holarctic region. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum and notogaster… Continue reading Carabodes (Carabodes)

Austrocarabodes (Austrocarabodes)

Belongs within: Carabodinae. The type subgenus of the genus Austrocarabodes is a cosmopolitan group of generalised carabodid oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Body not noticeably elongate. Prodorsum with wide lamellae. Notogaster evenly arched; notogastral setae long; humeral region without setae. Genital plates with four pairs of setae. Austrocarabodes Hammer 1966 (Austrocarabodes)S04 |–*A.… Continue reading Austrocarabodes (Austrocarabodes)

Odontocepheus (Odontocepheus)

Belongs within: Carabodoidea. The type subgenus of the genus Odontocepheus is a group of relatively elongate carabodid oribatid mites found in the Holarctic and Australian regions. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Body elongate, more than twice as long as wide. Prodorsum with wide lamellae; sensillus short with dilated head. Notogaster evenly arched; notogastral setae… Continue reading Odontocepheus (Odontocepheus)

Gibbicepheus (Gibbicepheus)

Belongs within: Carabodoidea. The type subgenus of the genus Gibbicepheus is a primarily pantropical group of carabodid oribatid mites with four rows of large tubercles on the notogaster. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with wide lamellae. Notogaster with large tubercles aligned in four longitudinal rows; humeral setae absent; medial setae widely distributed, about… Continue reading Gibbicepheus (Gibbicepheus)

Pseudotocepheus (Pseudotocepheus)

Belongs within: Carabodoidea. The type subgenus of the genus Pseudotocepheus is a pantropical and southern subtropical group of fairly generalised otocepheid oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with ten pairs of setae. Epimeral setal formula 3-1-3-3. Three pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two pairs of anal setae; three… Continue reading Pseudotocepheus (Pseudotocepheus)

Fissicepheus (Fissicepheus)

Belongs within: Carabodoidea. The type subgenus of the genus Fissicepheus is an Eurasian group of oribatid mites possessing condyles in the aggenital region. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with ten pairs of setae. Epimeral setal formula 2-0-1-3. Pedotecta 2+3 distinct but not conspicuously developed. Four pairs of genital setae; aggenital condyles present; one… Continue reading Fissicepheus (Fissicepheus)