Metabelbella (Metabelbella)

Belongs within: Damaeidae. The type subgenus of the genus Metabelbella is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in southern and eastern Europe (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-4-3; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-4-4, seta d formula of genua I–IV 1-1-1-0;… Continue reading Metabelbella (Metabelbella)

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Belba (Belba)

Belongs within: Damaeidae. The type subgenus of the genus Belba is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in Eurasia and North America (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-2-1, exceptionally 1-1-2-2; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-3-3, seta d formula of genua… Continue reading Belba (Belba)

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Damaeus (Damaeus)

Belongs within: Damaeidae. The type subgenus of the genus Damaeus is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in the Holarctic region (Subías 2004). Where diet is known, they feed on microalgae and moulds. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae present. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-2-1; setal formula of genua… Continue reading Damaeus (Damaeus)

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Parabelbella (Tectodamaeus)

Belongs within: Damaeidae. The subgenus Tectodamaeus of the genus Parabelbella is a group of damaeid oribatid mites found in eastern and northern Asia (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with setae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-2-2; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-4-2, seta d formula of genua I–IV 1-1-1-0;… Continue reading Parabelbella (Tectodamaeus)

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Metabelba (Metabelba)

Belongs within: Damaeidae. The type subgenus of the genus Metabelba is a subcosmopolitan group of damaeid oribatid mites, not yet known from the Neotropical region (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Notogaster with spinae adnatae absent. Setal formula of trochanters I–IV 1-1-4-3; setal formula of genua I–IV 4-4-4-4, seta d formula of genua… Continue reading Metabelba (Metabelba)

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Damaeidae

Belongs within: Holonota.Contains: Metabelbella (Metabelbella), Belba (Belba), Subbelba, Metabelba (Metabelba), Parabelbella (Tectodamaeus), Damaeus (Damaeus), Damaeus (Epidamaeus). The Damaeidae are a group of oribatids that are most diverse in humus and litter in temperate and boreal regions of the Holarctic. They may be distinguished from other oribatids by their moniliform legs, with femora and tibiae narrow proximally and… Continue reading Damaeidae

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