Imparipes

Belongs within: Pygmephoroidea. Imparipes is a genus of scutacarid mites with five segments in leg IV, three setae on tibia IV, and tarsus IV with an expanded base becoming abruptly thin distally. <==Imparipes Berlese 1903H98 |–I. apicolaL86 |–I. australiensis Mahunka 1974H98 |–I. australis Mahunka 1967H98 |–I. bornemisszai Mahunka 1967H98 |–I. caledonicusWL09 |–I. disparWL09 |–I. histricinus… Continue reading Imparipes

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Bakerdania

Belongs within: Pygmephoroidea. Bakerdania is a genus of pygmephoroid mites characterised by the first two legs being subequal in length and trochanter IV medially constricted. Characters (from Bee Mite ID): Female with posterior margin of posterior sternal plate entire; leg I subequal with leg II; tergite C not covering prodorsum; two pairs of propodosomal dorsal… Continue reading Bakerdania

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Scutacarus

Belongs within: Pygmephoroidea. Scutacarus is a genus of scutacarid mites possessing four segments in leg IV. <==Scutacarus Gros 1845H98 `–S. (Scutacarus)M63 |–S. (S.) apodemi Mahunka 1963M63 |–S. (S.) bucephalus Balogh & Mahunka 1963BM63 |–S. (S.) ormayi Mahunka 1963M63 |–S. (S.) spinosus Storkán 1936M63 `–S. (S.) valentini Balogh & Mahunka 1963BM63Scutacarus incertae sedis: S. acarorum [incl.… Continue reading Scutacarus

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Podapolipidae

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides. The Podapolipidae are a group of mites including both internal and external parasites of other arthropods (Walter et al. 2009). Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Cheliceral stylophore consolidated with subcapitulum to form a capsulate gnathosoma; palpi reduced. Females typically with 1–3 pairs of legs; legs IV, if present, 5-segmented and more… Continue reading Podapolipidae

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Oligonychus

Belongs within: Tetranychinae. Oligonychus is a genus of spider mites characteristically feeding on grasses or on the upper surface of plant leaves. They are characterised by the presence of a clawlike empodium, about as long as or longer than its proximoventral hairs, a single pair of para-anal setae, and the absence of setigerous tubercles on… Continue reading Oligonychus

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Stigmaeus

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides. Stigmaeus is a genus of predatory mites with ten to sixteen dorsal shields on the idiosoma, and four pairs of setae on the prodorsal shield (Khanjani & Ueckermann 2002). Characters (from Khanjani & Ueckermann 2002): Idiosoma with 10–16 dorsal shields, dimpled or reticulated in most species; prodorsum with four pairs of setae… Continue reading Stigmaeus

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Tetranychus

Belongs within: Tetranychinae. Tetranychus is a genus of spider mites with the duplex setae on tarsus I widely separated and the empodium of the female and empodia III and IV of the male consisting of three pairs of hairs with or without a proximodorsal claw (Baker & Pritchard 1960). In members of the subgenus Armenychus,… Continue reading Tetranychus

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Cheyletus

Belongs within: Cheyletini. Cheyletus is a genus of free-living predatory mites. One species, C. eruditus, has been used as a biological control agent for grain mites. Dorsal setae in most species are pilose but are apparently smooth in C. parumsetosus (Baker 1949). Characters (from Baker 1949): Eyes absent; palpal tarsus with two sickle-like and two… Continue reading Cheyletus

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Eustigmaeus

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides. Eustigmaeus is a cosmopolitan genus of parasitic or bryophagous mites (Faraji et al. 2007). They are globular stigmaeids with the dorsum broadly covered by three unpaired shields, with four pairs of setae on the prodorsal and six pairs on the opisthosomal shields. Characters (from Faraji et al. 2007): Dorsum with 3 shields,… Continue reading Eustigmaeus

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Pyemotoidea

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides. The Pyemotoidea are a group of mites whose adult females, where their habits are known, are parasitoids on eggs and immature instars of insects. Females are physogastric, producing offspring at an advanced stage of development; species of Pyemotes and Acarophenacidae are fully sexually mature before becoming free-living (Walter et al. 2009). Characters… Continue reading Pyemotoidea

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