Feltria

Feltria sp., copyright Andrea J. Radwell & Ian M. Smith.

Belongs within: Hygrobatoidea.

Feltria is a genus of water mites found in springs and streams in Eurasia and North America. Their larvae are parasites of Chironomidae (Walter et al. 2009).

Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Adults with sclerotisation of dorsum varying from scattered platelets of varying size up to a complete dorsal shield; palptibia lacking a peg-like seta; integument between coxal plates IV and genital field with two pairs of glandularia arranged more or less in a row. Larvae with dorsal and coxal plates, and leg sclerites, conspicuously longitudinally striate; cheliceral bases fused; coxal plates I separate from posterior coxal group on each side; one pair of urstigmata borne distally between coxal plates I-II; coxal plates III rounded posteriorly; legs with five movable segments, leg tarsi bearing paired claws; tibia I bearing seven setae (and two solenidia), lacking Ti10 and Ti11; tarsi I-II bearing ten setae and one solenidion.

Feltria Koenike 1892 [Feltriidae]S86
| i. s.: F. anahoffmannaeWL09
| F. armata Koenike 1902VBB91
| F. minuta Koenike 1892GS91
| F. setigeraCS91
| F. wyomingensisWL09
|--F. (Feltria)S86
| |--F. (F.) cataphracta Cook 1963S86
| |--F. (F.) conica Imamura 1957S86
| |--F. (F.) conjuncta Viets 1953S86
| |--F. (F.) cornutaS86
| | |--F. c. cornutaS86
| | |--F. c. americana Cook 1963S86
| | |--F. c. longispinaS86
| | `--F. c. paucipora Szalay 1946S86
| |--F. (F.) cornutopsis Cook 1963S86
| |--F. (F.) denticulata Angelier 1949S86
| |--F. (F.) disjuncta Walter 1947S86
| |--F. (F.) echinopalpis Cook 1963S86
| | |--F. e. echinopalpisS86
| | `--F. e. projecta Cook 1970S86
| |--F. (F.) exilis Cook 1970S86
| |--F. (F.) faceta Cook 1963S86
| |--F. (F.) falcicorna Cook 1970S86
| |--F. (F.) fossea van Rendsburg 1971S86
| |--F. (F.) gennada Cook 1963S86
| |--F. (F.) obihiroensis Imamura 1962S86
| |--F. (F.) pectinifera Szalay 1946S86
| |--F. (F.) phreaticola Schwoerbel 1961S86
| |--F. (F.) stygophila Waltrer 1947S86
| `--F. (F.) subterranea Viets 1937S86
|--F. (Azugofeltria Motas & Tanasachi 1948)S86
| |--F. (A.) acutipalpis (Habeeb 1954)S86
| |--F. (A.) insolita (Walter 1947)S86
| |--F. (A.) matsumotoi (Imamura 1959)S86
| |--F. (A.) mira (Motas & Tanasachi 1948)S86
| |--F. (A.) miura (Imamura 1957)S86
| |--F. (A.) motasi (Schwoerbel 1961)S86
| `--F. (A.) testudo (Cook 1970)S86
|--F. (Feltriella Viets 1930)S86
| |--F. (F.) airoloensis van Rendsburg 1971S86
| `--F. (F.) golatensis van Rendsburg 1971S86
`--F. (Neofeltria Cook 1963)S86
|--F. (N.) similis Cook 1963S86
`--F. (N.) virginiensis Cook 1963S86

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[CS91] Cicolani, B., & A. Di Sabatino. 1991. Sensitivity of water mites to water pollution. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 465–474. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[GS91] Gerecke, R., & J. Schwoerbel. 1991. Water quality and water mites (Acari, Actinedida) in the Upper Danube region, 1959–1984. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 483–491. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[S86] Schwoerbel, J. 1986. Acari: “Hydrachnellae”. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 652–696. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[VBB91] Valdecasas, A. G., A. Baltanás & E. Bello. 1991. A preliminary assessment of single rocks for sampling water mites. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 503–507. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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