Rhynchoribatidae

Belongs within: Holonota. The Rhynchoribatidae are a small family of oribatid mites with unusual attenuate-edentate chelicerae (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009). Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 500–1000 µm. Prodorsum elongate with rostrum gradually or abruptly attenuated; rostral setae curved gently; without true lamellae; bothridium position only slightly forward of dorsosejugal furrow. Subcapitulum anarthric; rutella… Continue reading Rhynchoribatidae