Siteroptes sp., from PaDIL.

Belongs within: Pygmephoroidea.

Siteroptes is an ecologically diverse genus of mites that may exhibit adaptations for carrying spores of fungi used as food (Walter et al. 2009).

<==Siteroptes Amerling 1861H98
|--*S. graminisugus (Hardy 1851) [=Acarus graminisugus]SB63
|--S. avenae (Müller 1905) [=Pediculoides avenae]H98
|--S. bennetti (Cross & Moser 1971) [=Pygmephorus bennetti, Pygmephorellus bennetti]H98
|--S. cerealiumWL09 [incl. Pediculopsis graminum Reuter 1900SB63, S. graminumWL09]
|--S. crossiM83
|--S. domrowi (Rack 1975) [=Pediculaster domrowi]H98
|--S. longisetosusM83
|--S. longisomusWL09
|--S. queenslandicus Rack 1980H98
`--S. reniformis Krantz 1957H98

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[SB63] Schweizer, J., & C. Bader. 1963. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Trombidiformes Reuter, mit 217 Arten und Unterarten und 193 Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84 (2): i–vi, 209–378.

[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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