Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Phthiracaridae.

Hoplophthiracarus is a cosmopolitan genus of phthiracarid box mites. In most species, the lyrifissures are reduced so only fissures ia and im are present, but lyrifissures ia, im, ip and ips are present in H. frater (Niedbała 1986).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): All genital setae except g6 in one longitudinal row very near inner margin of genital plate. Seta d on tibia IV long and removed from solenidion.

<==Hoplophthiracarus Jacot 1933S04
    |--*H. histricinus (Berlese 1908) (see below for synonymy)S04
    |--H. angustatus Niedbała 1984S04
    |--H. bengalensis Sanyal 1992S04
    |--H. bisulcus Niedbała 1993S04
    |--H. cazanicus Feider & Calugar 1970S04
    |--H. clavellatus Niedbała & Corpuz-Raors 1998S04
    |--H. concinuus Niedbała 1982N82
    |--H. cristatus (Aoki 1980) [=Hoplophorella cristata]S04
    |--H. foveolatus Aoki 1980S04
    |--H. frater (Balogh 1958) [=Steganacarus frater]S04
    |--H. grossmani Jacot 1933 (n. d.)S04
    |--H. hamatus (Hammer 1973)S04 [=Phthiracarus hamatusS04, Notophthiracarus hamatusN86]
    |--H. hulli Niedbała 1987S04
    |--H. illinoisensis (Ewing 1909) (see below for synonymy)S04
    |--H. inoueae Aoki 1994S04
    |--H. ishikawai Aoki 1980S04 [=Plonaphacarus ishikawaiN86]
    |--H. mallacoolaensis Niedbała 2006N06
    |--H. maritimus (Pérez-Íñigo & Pérez-Íñigo 1996) [=Calyptophthiracarus maritimus]S04
    |--H. mirandus (Niedbała 1988) [=Calyptophthiracarus mirandus]S04
    |--H. montigenus Niedbała 1981N06 [=Rhacaplacarus montigenusS04]
    |--H. mutabilis Niedbała & Schatz 1996S04
    |--H. nasalis Mahunka 1991S04
    |--H. nepalensis Sheals 1965S04
    |--H. pakistanensis Hammer 1977S04 [=Hoplophorella pakistanensisN84]
    |--H. parafoveolatus Niedbała 2000S04
    |--H. proximus Niedbała 1984S04
    |--H. punctatus Mondal & Kundu 1988S04
    |--H. rafalskii Niedbała 1997S04
    |--H. regalis Mahunka 1978N86
    |--H. repetitus Subías 2004 [=H. indicus Sanyal 1990 non Mahunka 1979]S04
    |--H. similis Niedbała 2000S04
    |--H. stigmosus Niedbała 2000S04
    |--H. tenuiseta (Balogh & Balogh 1986) [=Steganacarus tenuiseta]S04
    `--H. tropicus Mondal & Kundu 1988S04

*Hoplophthiracarus histricinus (Berlese 1908) [=Hoploderma histricinum; incl. Hoplophthiracarus minus Krivolutsky 1966, Phthiracarus (Trachyhoplophora) histricinus nitidior Berlese 1923, Hoplophthiracarus robustior Jacot 1933]S04

Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis (Ewing 1909) [=Hoploderma illinoisense; incl. Hoplophthiracarus paludis Jacot 1938, Hoplophthiracarus vanderhammeni Niedbała 1991]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[N82] Niedbała, W. 1982. Trois Phthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) originaires du Nepal. Folia Entomologica Hungarica 43 (1): 95–109.

[N84] Niedbała, W. 1984. La redescription des Phthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) de Marie Hammer. Annales Zoologici 38 (8): 173–203.

[N86] Niedbała, W. 1986. Catalogue des Phthiracaroidea (Acari), clef pour la détermination des espèces et descriptions d’espèces nouvelles. Annales Zoologici 40 (4): 309–370.

[N06] Niedbała, W. 2006. Supplement to the knowledge of ptyctimous mites (Acari: Oribatida) from Australian region. Annales Zoologici 56 (Suppl. 1): 99–156.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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