Anystina

Belongs within: Prostigmata.Contains: Caeculidae, Paratydeoidea, Anystidae, Teneriffiidae. The Anystina are a diverse group of mostly predatory mites, members of which have the fixed cheliceral digits reduced and the movable digit often blade- or sickle-like. A well-developed palpal thumb-claw process is also often present. Many members of the Anystina are associated with dry soils and litter.… Continue reading Anystina

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Eleutherengonides

Belongs within: Anystina.Contains: Cryptognathus, Eupalopsellidae, Pterygosomatidae, Eustigmaeus, Stigmaeus, Agistemus, Zetzellia, Tetranychoidea, Raphignathus, Caligonellidae, Neophyllobius, Cheyletoidea, Dolichocyboidea, Pygmephoroidea, Pyemotoidea, Tarsonemidae, Podapolipidae. The Eleutherengonides are a group of mites in which the chelicerae have the fixed digit reduced or absent, with the movable digit hook-like or stylet;like and inserted apically or subapically on the closely contiguous or… Continue reading Eleutherengonides

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Myobiidae

Belongs within: Cheyletoidea.Contains: Radfordia. The Myobiidae are a group of mites ectoparasitic on mammals, adapted for clinging to the hair of their host. Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Soft-bodied, dorsoventrally flattened mites with legs I with or without claws, shortened and modified for grasping hairs, immatures with ventral unpaired clasping organ on tarsus; legs… Continue reading Myobiidae

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Agistemus

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides. Agistemus is a genus of predatory stigmaeid mites with five shields, three unpaired and two paired, on the dorsum. Characters (from Khanjani & Ueckermann 2002): Dorsum covered with two paired and three unpaired shields. Prodorsum with three pairs of setae and two pairs of eyes; median opisthosomal shield with five pairs of… Continue reading Agistemus

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Eotetranychus

Belongs within: Tetranychinae. Eotetranychus is a genus of spider mites with duplex setae on tarsus I approximate, and empodium comprising three pairs of hairs with the ventral pair slightly stronger (Baker & Pritchard 1960). Characters (from Baker & Pritchard 1960): Propodosoma with three pairs of dorsal setae. Opisthosoma with two pairs of para-anal setae. Tarsus… Continue reading Eotetranychus

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Bryobiinae

Belongs within: Tetranychoidea. The Bryobiinae are a group of spider mites possessing terminal duplex sets on tarsi I–II, tenent hairs on the leg empodia, and unmodified palptarsal eupathidia (Walter et al. 2009). <==Bryobiinae | i. s.: Aplonobia Womersley 1940WL09, H98 | |–A. citri Meyer 1974H98 | `–A. histricina (Berlese 1910) [=Tetranychopsis histricina; incl. A. oxalis… Continue reading Bryobiinae

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Tuckerella

Belongs within: Tetranychoidea. Tuckerella, the peacock mites, is a genus of phytophagous mites characterised by long, flagellate setae on the rear of the opisthosoma. Characters (from Meyer & Ueckermann 1997): Body oval to elongate; dorsum smooth or reticulated, divided into prodorsum and opisthosoma; dorsal setae mostly large and palmate: 4 pairs on prodorsum and 18… Continue reading Tuckerella

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Acaropsellini

Belongs within: Cheyletidae. The Acaropsellini are a group of cheyletid mites found in association with plants or soil, or occasionally in bird or rodent nests (Bochkov & Fain 2001). Characters (from Bochkov & Fain 2001): Gnathosoma well developed, about 30% or more length of idiosoma, without protrusions. Gnathosomal apex with or without short median protuberances.… Continue reading Acaropsellini

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Ornithocheyletiini

Belongs within: Cheyletiellidae. The Ornithocheyletiini are a group of cheyletid mites specialised for parasitism on birds, characterised by enlarged tarsal claws with an apical knob on the dorsum of the tarsus almost completely covering the pretarsus and claws (Bochkov & Fain 2001). The Ornithocheyletiini: making a living off birds Published 18 April 2020 In an… Continue reading Ornithocheyletiini

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Siteroptes

Belongs within: Pygmephoroidea. Siteroptes is an ecologically diverse genus of mites that may exhibit adaptations for carrying spores of fungi used as food (Walter et al. 2009). <==Siteroptes Amerling 1861H98 |–*S. graminisugus (Hardy 1851) [=Acarus graminisugus]SB63 |–S. avenae (Müller 1905) [=Pediculoides avenae]H98 |–S. bennetti (Cross & Moser 1971) [=Pygmephorus bennetti, Pygmephorellus bennetti]H98 |–S. cerealiumWL09 [incl.… Continue reading Siteroptes

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