Poronoticae

Belongs within: Gustavioidea.Contains: Oribatellidae, Heterobelbidae, Selenoribatidae, Fortuyniidae, Galumnoidea, Halozetes, Ceratozetoidea, Tegoribatidae, Phenopelopidae, Hydrozetoidea, Scapheremaeus, Eremaeozetoidea, Licneremaeoidea, Ameronothroidea, Tectocepheidae, Microtegeidae, Oripodoidea, Anachipteria, Achipteria, Campachipteria. The Poronoticae are a group of oribatid mites possessing an octotaxic system, a series of glandular openings (most typically four pairs) on the notogaster in the form of porose areas or saccules. Monophyly of the group… Continue reading Poronoticae

Austrachipteria

Belongs within: Hydrozetoidea. Austrachipteria is a genus of oribatid mites that is most diverse in Australasia though a single species A. pulla is known from Japan (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Lamellae synlamellate; pteromorphae immovable; octotaxic system sacculonotic, four pairs of sacculi; ten pairs of notograstral setae present, setae lm and lp… Continue reading Austrachipteria

Gustavioidea

Belongs within: Brachypylina.Contains: Gustavia, Dorycranosus, Liacarus (Liacarus), Poronoticae, Xenillus, Furcoppia, Cultroribula. The Gustavioidea are a morphologically diverse group of oribatids of uncertain affinities. They include the genus Gustavia, unique among oribatids in having styliform chelicerae with the fixed digit absent and the elongate movable digit distally serrate. It has been suggested that these chelicerae may be… Continue reading Gustavioidea

Passalozetes

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea. Passalozetes is a genus of oribatid mites found in Eurasia, Africa and the Americas, usually with a well-defined circular lenticulus on the notogaster. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum without lamellae or translamella; sensillus slightly dilated. Anterior part of notogaster usually with circular lenticulus; ten pairs of notogastral setae; three pairs… Continue reading Passalozetes

Bipassalozetes

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea. Bipassalozetes is a genus of oribatid mites found in Eurasia, Africa and North America, with a well-defined circular lenticulus on the notogaster and bidactylous legs. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Sensillus setiform. Anterior part of notogaster with circular lenticulus; ten pairs of notogastral setae; three pairs of small areae porosae. Genital… Continue reading Bipassalozetes

Scutovertex

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea. Scutovertex is a cosmopolitan genus of oribatid mites (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae narrow, translamella well developed. Notogaster oval, usually with quadrangular lenticulus; nine pairs of notogastral setae; two pairs of areae porosae; pteromorphae absent. Six pairs of genital setae; one pair of aggenital setae; two… Continue reading Scutovertex

Licneremaeus

Belongs within: Licneremaeoidea. Licneremaeus is a cosmopolitan genus of oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with costulae present, translamella absent; sensillus leaf-shaped. Anterior part of notogaster usually with circular lenticulus; thirteen pairs of notogastral setae; two pairs of slightly visible areae porosae; pteromorphae absent. Five pairs of genital setae; aggenital setae absent;… Continue reading Licneremaeus

Hemileiidae

Belongs within: Oripodoidea.Contains: Hemileius (Hemileius), Hemileius (Tuberemaeus). The Hemileiidae are a group of oripodoid mites with a sacculate octotaxic system and lacking pteromorphs (Balogh & Balogh 1992). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992a, as Hemileius group of Scheloribatidae): Octotaxic system with sacculi; pteromorphae absent. Usually four pairs of genital setae, exceptionally five; one pair of… Continue reading Hemileiidae

Hemileius (Tuberemaeus)

Belongs within: Hemileiidae. The subgenus Tuberemaeus of the genus Hemileius is a pantropical group of ornamented oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae present, translamella absent. Dorsosejugal suture arched. Notogaster foveolate, punctate or reticulate; with ten or fourteen pairs of distinct setae; four pairs of sacculi; pteromorphae absent. Four pairs of… Continue reading Hemileius (Tuberemaeus)

Hemileius (Hemileius)

Belongs within: Hemileiidae. The type subgenus of the genus Hemileius is a group of oribatid mites found in Eurasia, Australia and the Americas (Subías 2004). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellae present, translamella absent; sensillus with fusiform end. Dorsosejugal suture arched. Notogaster smooth, oval, with ten pairs of distinct setae; four pairs… Continue reading Hemileius (Hemileius)