Setoppia

Belongs within: Oppioidea. Setoppia is a pantropical and austral genus of oppiid oribatid mites. The greater number of species have been described from Africa and Australasia with a single species S. angustopili known from South America (Subías 2004). They are distinguished from related oppiid genera by weakly developed lamellar lines and setiform or setiform-lanceolate, aciculate… Continue reading Setoppia

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Oppiellinae

Belongs within: Oppioidea.Contains: Moritzoppia (Moritzoppia), Moritzoppia (Moritzoppiella), Berniniella (Berniniella). The Oppiellinae are a group of oppioid oribatid mites with lamellar costulae on the prodorsum and a crista on the notogaster. Members include the cosmopolitan genus Oppiella, with characteristic humeral processes on the notogaster. These processes are absent in the genus Lauroppia, found in most parts… Continue reading Oppiellinae

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Oppioidea

Belongs within: Brachypylina.Contains: Quadroppia, Machadobelba, Teratoppia, Autogneta, Novosuctobelba, Fenestrobelba, Allosuctobelba, Suctobelba, Suctobelbila, Suctobelbella (Suctobelbella), Suctobelbella (Flagrosuctobelba), Suctobelbella (Ussuribata), Multipulchroppia, Arcoppia, Striatoppia, Karenella, Oxyoppia, Subiasella, Lanceoppia, Globoppia, Setoppia, Membranoppia, Brachioppia, Brachioppiella, Medioppia, Ramusella, Multioppia, Graptoppia, Oppiellinae, Aeroppia, Lasiobelba, Taiwanoppia, Neoamerioppia, Oppia. The Oppioidea are a diverse group of oribatid mites with moniliform legs and lacking true lamellae on the prodorsum, generally recognised as the largest oribatid superfamily. Members… Continue reading Oppioidea

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Machadobelba

Belongs within: Oppioidea. Machadobelba is a sub-pantropical genus of oribatid mites commonly characterised by a bifurcate sensillus. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with costula; sensillus usually bifurcate. Notogaster with two pairs of crista. Ventral plates usually with one large area porosa; genital plates large, near each other; five pairs of genital setae. <==Machadobelba… Continue reading Machadobelba

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Suctobelbella (Suctobelbella)

Belongs within: Oppioidea. The type subgenus of the genus Suctobelbella is a cosmopolitan group of suctobelbid oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with rostral setae geniculate; tectopedial fields present; sensillus setiform with lanceolate head. Anterior margin of notogaster with two pairs of teeth. <==Suctobelbella Jacot 1937 (Suctobelbella)S04 |–*S. (S.) serratirostrum Jacot 1937S04… Continue reading Suctobelbella (Suctobelbella)

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Suctobelbella (Ussuribata)

Belongs within: Oppioidea. The subgenus Ussuribata of the genus Suctobelbella is a pantropical and subtropical group of suctobelbid oribatid mites with a disk-shaped sensillus. Characters (from Hammer 1979, as Discosuctobelba, and Mahunka 2001, as Bruneibelba): Prodorsum with two or three pairs of lateral rostral teeth present; rostral setae geniculate; tectopedial fields narrow, not always well… Continue reading Suctobelbella (Ussuribata)

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Suctobelbella (Flagrosuctobelba)

Belongs within: Oppioidea. The subgenus Flagrosuctobelba of the genus Suctobelbella is a cosmopolitan group of suctobelbid oribatid mites with tectopedial fields on the prodorsum and a flagellate sensillus (Balogh & Balogh 1992). Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with rostral setae geniculate; tectopedial fields present; sensillus flagellate. Anterior margin of notogaster with two pairs… Continue reading Suctobelbella (Flagrosuctobelba)

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Karenella

Belongs within: Oppioidea. Karenella is a pantropical genus of oppiid oribatid mites. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Interbothridial region with costulae. Notogaster with crista absent; with nine pairs of setae; notogastral setae setiform, exceptionally slightly dilated; setae c2 absent. Genital plates with five pairs of setae; fissure iad paraanal. <==Karenella Hammer 1962S04 |–K. (Karenella)S04… Continue reading Karenella

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Striatoppia

Belongs within: Oppioidea. Striatoppia is a pantropical and subtropical genus of oppiid oribatid mites characterised by fine longitudinal lines on the notogaster. Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with prolamellar ridge; interbothridial region with costulae; sensillus scopulate. Notogaster with fine longitudinal lines; crista absent; with nine pairs of setae, notogastral setae dilated, setae c2… Continue reading Striatoppia

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Arcoppia

Belongs within: Oppioidea. Arcoppia is a pantropical and subtropical genus of oppiid oribatid mites with a tridentate rostrum and usually radiate sensillus. The greater number of known species have been described from the Old World but Neotropical species include the Brazilian Arcoppia arcualis enghoffi and A. campinaranensis, the Mexican A. dechambrierorum and the northern Neotropical… Continue reading Arcoppia

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