Proctophyllodes troncatus, from Oyarzún-Ruiz et al. (2021). Dorsal (a) and ventral (b) view of female above, dorsal (c) and ventral (d) view of male below.

Belongs within: Analgoidea.

The Proctophyllodidae are a group of astigmatine mites including the dominant wing vane mites on perching birds and hummingbirds (OConnor 2009).

Characters (from OConnor 2009): Mostly elongate and narrow; females and often males bilobed posteriorly, females possessing elongate projections from posterior lobes. Propodosomatic setae ro absent. Pretarsi I–II with ambulacral stalks shorter than tarsi; tarsi with proral setae absent; dorsal solenidion ς on genu II absent; tibia IV without ventral seta. Male paranal suckers often modified as cylinders fitting over a pair of short, dorsally directed posterior protuberances on juvenile females, facilitating precopulatory guarding.

    |--Joubertophyllodes modularisDW10
    |--Exochojoubertia Atyeo 1971H98
    |    `--E. lobulata (Trouessart 1885) [=Alloptes lobulatus, A. lobatus (l. c.)]H98
    |--Megalodectes Park & Atyeo 1971H98
    |    `--M. major (Trouessart 1885) [=Pterodectes major, Alloptes major]H98
    |--Neodectes Park & Atyeo 1971H98
    |    `--N. manicatus (Trouessart 1885) [=Pterodectes manicatus]H98
    |--Proterothrix Gaud 1968H98
    |    |--P. caudacuta (Trouessart 1899) [=Trouessartia caudacuta]H98
    |    `--P. paradisiaca (Trouessart 1885) [=Pterodectes paradisiacus]H98
    |--Monojoubertia Radford 1950H98
    |    |--M. microphyllaDW10
    |    |--M. parvisecurigera Atyeo 1971H98
    |    `--M. securigera (Trouessart 1885) [=Alloptes securiger]H98
    `--Proctophyllodes Robin 1868H98
         |--P. ateri Fritsch 1961S69
         |--P. glandarinusO09
         |--P. longiphyllusO09
         |--P. orientalisE-KO07
         |--P. styliferDW10
         `--P. troncatus Robin in Robin & Mégnin 1877H98

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DW10] Dabert, M., W. Witalinski, A. Kazmierski, Z. Olszanowski & J. Dabert. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of acariform mites (Acari, Arachnida): strong conflict between phylogenetic signal and long-branch attraction artifacts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 222–241.

[E-KO07] El-Kammah, K. M., & L. M. I. Oyoun. 2007. Taxonomic records of mite species associated with animal and poultry farms in the Nile delta, vally and N. Sinai Egypt. 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. 223–232. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

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

[O09] OConnor, B. M. 2009. Cohort Astigmatina. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 565–657. Texas Tech University Press.

[S69] Steyskal, G. C. 1969. The mistreatment of the Latin genitive case in forming names of parasites. Systematic Zoology 18 (3): 339–342.

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