Mesoplophoridae

Belongs within: Oribatida. The Mesoplophoridae are a cosmopolitan group of ptychoid mites (able to withdraw the legs beneath a rotated aspis), differing from other ptychoid mites in being so both as adults and immatures (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009). The species Archoplophora rostralis has a venter of the macropyline type, with the genital and ano-adanal plates… Continue reading Mesoplophoridae