Bdelloidea

Belongs within: Prostigmata.Contains: Cunaxinae, Bdella, Bdellodes, Spinibdellinae. The Bdelloidea are a group of predatory mites characterised by an elongate gnathosoma, bearing elongate free chelicerae capable of extensive lateral movement and flanked by similarly elongate palps. In members of the family Bdellidae, commonly known as snout mites, the palps are tipped by a pair of long… Continue reading Bdelloidea

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Bdellodes

Belongs within: Bdelloidea. Bdellodes is a genus of snout mites with eight pairs of setae on the hypostome, one or two setae on each chelicera, and five pairs of leg trichobothria (Grandjean 1938, as Odontoscirinae except Molgus). The species Bdellodes lapidaria is known in Australia as a control agent for lucerne flea Sminthurus viridis. <==Bdellodes… Continue reading Bdellodes

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