Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Machadobelba symmetrica, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Machadobelba is a sub-pantropical genus of oribatid mites commonly characterised by a bifurcate sensillus.

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with costula; sensillus usually bifurcate. Notogaster with two pairs of crista. Ventral plates usually with one large area porosa; genital plates large, near each other; five pairs of genital setae.

<==Machadobelba Balogh 1958S04
    |--*M. symmetrica Balogh 1958S04
    |--M. baloghi Mondal & Kundu 1999S04
    |--M. bifurcata Wen 1998S04
    |--M. ceylonica Balogh 1970S04
    |--M. descombesi Mahunka 1988S04
    |--M. dispar Balogh 1958S04
    |--M. foliata Hammer 1982S04
    |--M. neotropica Balogh 1988S04
    |--M. serrata Hammer 1979S04
    |--M. similis Mahunka 1988S04
    |--M. simplex Csiszár 1961S04
    |--M. spathulifer Mahunka 1987S04
    |--M. tanzica Mahunka 1988S04
    `--M. tuberculata Csiszár 1961S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[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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