Hydryphantes sp., copyright Tom Murray.

Belongs within: Hydryphantidae.

Hydryphantes is a diverse, cosmopolitan genus of mites found in ponds and temporary pools. Deutonymphs and adults are active but awkward swimmers and feed on aquatic insect eggs. Larvae are known to parasitise Hemiptera and Diptera.

<==Hydryphantes Koch 1841RFF05 [incl. Mackerrasiella Womersley 1954H98]
    |--H. (Hydryphantes)RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) jujuyensis Nordenskiöld 1904RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) pumilus (Viets 1954)RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) ramosus Daday 1905RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) thermacalis Cook 1988RFF05
    |    `--H. (H.) undulatifrons (Viets 1954)RFF05
    |--H. (Papilloporus Walter 1935)RFF05
    |    `--H. (P.) papillosus Lundblad 1936RFF05
    `--H. (Polyhydryphantes Viets 1926)RFF05
         |--H. (P.) alienus Lundblad 1924RFF05
         |--H. (P.) coscaroni Cook 1980RFF05
         `--H. (P.) pinguipalpis Viets 1954RFF05
Hydryphantes incertae sedis:
  H. disparMK91
  H. globus (Womersley 1954) [=Mackerasiella globus]H98
  H. haliki Cook 1986H98
  H. helveticusD01
  H. intermedius Daday 1901D01
  H. microphallus Lundblad 1941 [incl. H. microphallus var. meridianus Lundblad 1947]H98
  H. placationisG96
  H. ruber (De Geer 1778)W91
  H. schaubiD01
  H. tataricus Daday 1901D01
  H. tenuabilisWP99
  H. waynensisDPD16

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DPD16] Dabert, M., H. Proctor & J. Dabert. 2016. Higher-level molecular phylogeny of the water mites (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Parasitengonina: Hydrachnidiae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 75–90.

[D01] Daday, E. 1901. Édesvizi mikroszkópi állatok [Mikroskopische Süsswasserthiere]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 375–470. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[G96] Gil, M. J. 1996. Water-mite (Hydracarina) larvae of some selected genera from Spain: a phylogenetic inference. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 543–546. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

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

[MK91] Meyer, E., & K. Kabbe. 1991. Pigmentation in water mites of the general Limnochares Latr. and Hydrodroma Koch (Hydrachnidia). In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 379–391. Chapman & Hall: London.

[RFF05] Rosso de Ferradás, B., & H. R. Fernández. 2005. Elenco y biogeografía de los ácaros acuáticos (Acari, Parasitengona, Hydrachnidia) de Sudamérica. Graellsia 61 (2): 181–224.

[WP99] Walter, D. E., & H. C. Proctor. 1999. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[W91] Wohltmann, A. 1991. Nutrition and respiratory rate of water mites (Actinedida: Hydrachnidia) from a phylogenetic point of view. 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. 2 pp. 543–548. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

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