Dorsal (left) and ventral views of female Discourella modesta, from Bal & Özkan (2003).

Belongs within: Uropodoidea.

Discourella is a genus of uropodoid mites with short corniculi, no pedofossae, and females with an epigynial shield extending to the anterior margin of the sternal shield. Species are commonly found in decaying leaf litter and field and woodland soils.

<==Discourella Berlese 1910H98
    |--D. foraminosa Hiramatsu & Hirschmann 1979FH93
    |--D. hirschmanni Hiramatsu 1983H98
    |--D. illustris Hiramatsu 1983FH93
    |--D. lindquisti Hiramatsu & Hirschmann 1979FH93
    |--D. longipilosa Hiramatsu 1980FH93
    |--D. mexicana Hirschmann 1979FH93
    |--D. modesta (Leonardi 1899) (see below for synonymy)FH93
    |--D. modestasimilis Hiramatsu & Hirschmann 1979FH93
    |--D. porosaVKC07
    |--D. sellnicki Hirschmann & Zirngiebl-Nicol 1969FH93
    `--D. torpida Hiramatsu & Hirschmann 1979FH93

Discourella modesta (Leonardi 1899) [=Celaeno modesta; incl. Trachyuropoda (Ianetiella) bella Berlese 1905, Discourella discopomoides Berlese 1910, Trichodinychura eucoma Willmann 1951, Discopoma puella Berlese 1910]FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[VKC07] Vázquez, M. M., H. Klompen & C. I. Chargoy. 2007. Study of the Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata) in tropical forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico and Belize. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 43–50. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

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