Hirstionyssus (Hirstionyssus)

Venter (left) and dorsum of female Hirstionyssus parvisoma, from Herrin & Yunker (1975). Scale bar equals 100 µm.


Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Hirstionyssus is a genus of blood-feeding parasites of small mammals with a holodorsal shield and retrorse non-setigerous spurs on one or more of the coxae (Evans & Till 1979).

<==Hirstionyssus Fonseca 1948 (Hirstionyssus) HY75
    |--H. (H.) talpae Zemskaya 1955 ET79 [incl. *H. arcuatus Fonseca 1948 (preoc.) ET79, Dermanyssus arcuatus E57]
    |--H. (H.) brachysternum Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) brevicalcar Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) butantanensis (Fonseca 1932) HY75 (see below for synonymy)
    |--H. (H.) dorsolatus Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) galindoi Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) heteromydis Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) keenani Strandtmann & Yunker 1966 HY75
    |--H. (H.) parvisoma Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) proctolatus Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    |--H. (H.) rhipidomys Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75
    `--H. (H.) venezuelensis Herrin & Yunker 1975 HY75

Hirstionyssus (Hirstionyssus) butantanensis (Fonseca 1932) HY75 [=Ichoronyssus butantanensis HY75, Echinonyssus butantanensis FH93; incl. Liponyssus latiscutatus de Meillon & Lavoipierre 1944 HY75, Ichoronyssus orcadensis Turk 1946 HY75]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[E57] Evans, G. O. 1957. An introduction to the British Mesostigmata (Acarina) with keys to families and genera. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 43: 203–259.

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[HY75] Herrin, C. S., & C. E. Yunker. 1975. Systematics of neotropical Hirstionyssus mites with special emphasis on Venezuela (Acarina: Mesostigmata). Brighman Young University Science Bulletin—Biological Series 20 (2): 93–127.

Trigonuropodidae

Baloghiatrigon sp., copyright Jenő Kontschán.


Belongs within: Uropodina.

The Trigonuropodidae are a group of tropical uropodine mites possessing phylliform setae.

<==Trigonuropodidae FH93
    |--Baloghiatrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    |--Foveolatatrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    |--Kaszabiatrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    |--Latipilitrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    |--Structuratrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    |--Tuberculatatrigon Hirschmann 1979 FH93
    `--Trigonuropoda Trägårdh 1952 FH93
         |--T. cubaandrassyia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubabaloghia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubaborhidiia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubaendrodyia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubahutuaea Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubakaszabia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubaloksaia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubamahunkaia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubanicolaea Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubapecinaia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. cubazicsiia Hirschmann 1975 FH93
         |--T. difoveolata VKC07
         |--T. eustructura Hirschmann 1975 H98
         |--T. nonpolyphemus Hirschmann 1975 H98
         |--T. polyphemus (Vitzthum 1935) (see below for synonymy) H98
         |--T. terraereginae Domrow 1957 H98
         |--T. terraereginaesimilis Hirschmann 1975 [=T. terrareginasimilis Hirschmann & Hutu 1974 (n. n.)] H98
         |--T. trioculata Hirschmann 1975 H98
         `--T. trioculatasimilis Hirschmann 1975 H98

Trigonuropoda polyphemus (Vitzthum 1935) [=Urodinychus polyphemus; incl. T. tragardhi Hirschmann 1975, T. traegardhi] H98

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

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

[VKC07] Vázquez, M. M., H. Klompen & C. I. Chargoy. 2007. Study of the Uropodina (Acari: Mesostigmata) in tropical forests of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico and Belize. 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. 43–50. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

Pneumolaelaps

Dorsal view of female Pneumolaelaps, from Bee Mite ID.


Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Pneumolaelaps is a genus of laelapid mites found in the nests of bumblebees (Evans & Till 1979).

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Apotele with two tines; opisthogastric and lateral unsclerotized cuticle hypertrichous; peritreme often broad; genu IV with two ventral setae; female with anal shield free, metasternal setae not situated on sternal shield.

<==Pneumolaelaps Berlese 1920 FH93
    |--*P. bombicolens (Canestrini 1885) ET79 [=Iphis bombicolens FH93, Hypoaspis (*Pneumolaelaps) bombicolens S61]
    |--P. aequalipilus Hunter 1966 FH93
    |--P. arctos (Karg 1984) [=Hypoaspis (Pneumolaelaps) arctos] FH93
    |--P. connieae Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93
    |--P. costai Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93
    |--P. groenlandicus (Trägårdh 1906) [=Hypoaspis bombicolens var. groenlandica] FH93
    |--P. hyatti (Evans & Till 1966) [=Hypoaspis hyatti] FH93
    |--P. karawaiewi (Berlese 1904) [=Laelaps (Androlaelaps) karawaiewi] FH93
    |--P. longanalis Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93
    |--P. longipilus Hunter 1966 FH93
    |--P. lubricus (Voigts & Oudemans 1904) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--P. mistipilus Hunter 1966 FH93
    |--P. patae Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93
    |--P. richardsi Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93
    |--P. shealsi (Hunter & Costa 1971) [=Gymnolaelaps shealsi] FH93
    `--P. sinhai Hunter & Husband 1973 FH93

Pneumolaelaps lubricus (Voigts & Oudemans 1904) [=Hypoaspis lubrica; incl. H. compressus Hull 1925, H. (Haemolaelaps) inversus Berlese 1918 non Parasitus inversus Banks 1916, H. murinus Strandtmann & Menzies 1948, H. smithii Hughes 1948] FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[S61] Schweizer, J. 1961. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Parasitiformes Reuter, mit 246 Arten und Varietäten und 268 meist kombinierten Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84: i–vii, 1–207.

Laelaps

Laelaps hilaris, drawn by Anthonie Cornelius Oudemans.


Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Laelaps is a genus of mites found primarily in the nests of rodents, from which they may feed on lymphatic secretions or blood.

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Idiosoma with mediodorsal series of setae (j-J) comprising eleven pairs, setae rarely short subspinose, two pairs of Zx setae present; genu III with nine setae; genu IV with ten setae (pl2 present); male with holoventral shield; female with opisthogenital shield present, anal shield free, metasternal setae not situated on sternal shield.

<==Laelaps Koch 1836 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*L. hilaris Koch 1836 ET79
    |--L. aella Domrow 1973 H98
    |--L. agrestis [=Iphis agrestis] S61
    |--L. alaskensis Grant 1947 FH93
    |--L. albycia Domrow 1965 H98
    |--L. algericus GHG91
    |--L. angiodes Domrow 1980 H98
    |--L. assimilis Womersley 1956 H98
    |--L. breviseta Domrow 1961 H98
    |--L. bycalia Domrow 1979 H98
    |--L. calabyi Domrow 1979 H98
    |--L. cancer Pearse 1929 FH93
    |--L. castroi Fonseca 1959 FH93
    |--L. clethrionomydis Lange 1955 FH93
    |--L. cybiala Domrow 1963 H98
    |--L. dearmasi Furman & Tipton 1961 FH93
    |--L. echidninus Berlese 1887 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--L. evansi Tipton 1960 FH93
    |--L. finlaysoni Womersley 1937 H98
    |--L. giganteus H23
    |--L. grahamensis P94
    |--L. habrus Domrow 1958 H98
    |--L. hapaloti Hirst 1931 [=L. hapoloti] H98
    |--L. incilis Allred & Beck 1966 FH93
    |--L. janalis Domrow 1979 H98
    |--L. kochi Oudemans 1936 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--L. lampetes Domrow 1992 [incl. L. elegans Domrow 1980 (preoc.)] H98
    |--L. lemni Grube 1851 [incl. L. grubei Oudemans 1938] FH93
    |--L. lowei (Tipton 1966) [=Echinolaelaps lowei] FH93
    |--L. lybacia Domrow 1979 H98
    |--L. mackerrasi Domrow 1961 H98
    |--L. manguinhosi Fonseca 1936 [incl. L. oryzomydis Pratt & Lane 1953] FH93
    |--L. micromydis K91
    |--L. muricola (Tragardh 1908) T31, L55 [=Macrolaelaps muricola L55]
    |--L. muris (Ljungh 1799) [=Acarus muris; incl. L. agilis Koch 1839, L. festimus] S61
    |--L. musculus (Say 1821) [=Gamasus musculus] FH93
    |--L. myonyssusgnathus R96
    |--L. nuttalli Hirst 1915 H98 (see below for synonymy)
    |--L. pammorphus Domrow 1973 H98
    |--L. parameces Domrow 1980 H98
    |--L. paulistanensis Fonseca 1935 FH93
    |--L. pilifer Tipton in Wenzel & Tipton 1966 FH93
    |--L. rothschildi Hirst 1914 [=Mysolaelaps rothschildi; incl. L. melomys Womersley 1937] H98
    |--L. sculpturatus T31
    |--L. semitectus (Koch 1879) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--L. sinai E-KO07
    |--L. southcotti Domrow 1958 H98
    |--L. spatanges Domrow 1973 H98
    |--L. stupkai Linzey & Crossley 1971 FH93
    |--L. synnomus Domrow 1980 H98
    |--L. thori Fonseca 1939 FH93
    |--L. ugandanus Hirst 1923 H23
    |--L. wasselli Domrow 1958 H98
    |--L. wetmorei Ewing 1925 FH93
    `--L. zaheri R96

Laelaps Koch 1836 FH93 [incl. Echinolaelaps Ewing 1929 FH93, Hyperlaelaps Zakhvatkin 1948 ET79, Macrolaelaps Ewing 1929 FH93, Microtilaelaps Lange 1955 FH93, Myolaelaps Lange 1955 FH93, Rattilaelaps Lange 1955 FH93]

Laelaps echidninus Berlese 1887 FH93 [=L. (Iphis) echidninus FH93, Echinolaelaps echidninus WP99; incl. E. hirsti ceylonicus Turk 1950 FH93, E. flavioi Tipton 1960 FH93, E. hirsti Turk 1950 FH93, Laelaps pallidus Trägårdh 1931 FH93, E. echidninus vitzthumi Turk 1950 FH93]

Laelaps kochi Oudemans 1936 FH93 [incl. Tetragonyssus microti Ewing 1933 FH93, *Hyperlaelaps microti ET79, Laelaps pachypus Koch 1839 non Hermann 1804 FH93]

Laelaps nuttalli Hirst 1915 H98 [=La. nuttali (l. c.) H98, La. (Haemolaelaps) nuttalli FH93; incl. Liponyssus bermudaensis Ewing 1920 FH93, La. hawaiiensis Ewing 1924 FH93]

Laelaps semitectus (Koch 1879) [=Sejus semitectus; incl. L. hilaris Kramer & Neumann 1883 non Koch 1836, L. pachypus Kramer & Neumann 1883 nec Koch 1839 nec Hermann 1804] FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[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.

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[GHG91] Gállego, M., E. Hidalgo & J. Ginés. 1991. Mites of the house mouse, Mus musculus L., in the north-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain. In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 453–454. Chapman & Hall: London.

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

[H23] Hirst, S. 1923. On some new or little-known species of Acari. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1923: 971–1000.

[K91] Kohn, M. 1991. Influence of the refuse dump biotopes on ecology of some gamasoid mites and ticks. 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. 1 pp. 199–204. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[L55] Lavoipierre, M. M. J. 1955. On two new species and new records of Acarina mainly from the Ethiopian region. Parasitology 45 (1–2): 121–127.

[P94] Pugh, P. J. A. 1994. Non-indigenous Acari of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 110: 207–217.

[R96] Ruf, A. 1996. Life-history patterns in soil-inhabiting mesostigmatid mites (Dermanyssina, Parasitina). In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 621–628. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[S61] Schweizer, J. 1961. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Parasitiformes Reuter, mit 246 Arten und Varietäten und 268 meist kombinierten Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84: i–vii, 1–207.

[T31] Trägårdh, I. 1931. Acarina from the Juan Fernandez Islands. Natural History of Juan Fernandez and Easter Islands 3 (4): 553–628.

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

Varroidae

Female Varroa destructor on head of bee pupa, copyright Gilles San Martin.


Belongs within: Gamasina.

The Varroidae are a group of mites paraphagic or parasitic on insects, most commonly on bees (Lindquist et al. 2009).

Characters (from Lindquist et al. 2009): Fixed cheliceral digit absent; with only two pairs of hypostomatic setae; peritremes of female short, looped medially or apically, confined to level of coxae III or coxae III-IV; males with peritremes very short and crooked or vestigial.

<==Varroidae [Varroini] LKW09
    |--Dinogamasus Kramer 1898 LKW09, T69
    |    `--D. braunsi A-B91
    |--Stevellus Hunter 1963 LKW09, FH93
    |    `--S. amiculus Hunter 1963 FH93
    |--Urozercon Berlese in Berlese & Leonardi 1901 LKW09, FH93 [incl. Uronyssus LKW09]
    |    `--U. paradoxus Berlese in Berlese & Leonardi 1901 FH93
    |--Euvarroa LKW09
    |    |--E. sinhai LKW09
    |    `--E. wongsirii D-BSB96
    |--Tropilaelaps Delfinado & Baker 1961 LKW09, LW96
    |    |--T. clarae LKW09
    |    |--T. koenigerum D-BSB96
    |    `--T. mercedesae BSL19
    `--Varroa Oudemans 1904 H98
         |--V. destructor D04
         |--V. jacobsoni Oudemans 1904 H98
         |--V. rinderer LW99
         `--V. underwoodi D-BSB96

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[A-B91] Athias-Binche, F. 1991. Ecology and evolution of phoresy in mites. 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. 1 pp. 27–41. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[BSL19] Ballesteros, J. A., C. E. Santibáñez López, Ľ. Kováč, E. Gavish-Regev & P. P. Sharma. 2019. Ordered phylogenomic subsampling enables diagnosis of systematic errors in the placement of the enigmatic arachnid order Palpigradi. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B—Biological Sciences 286: 20192426.

[D-BSB96] Delfinado-Baker, M., R. L. Smiley & O. Boecking. 1996. The hone bee brood mites (Laelapidae, Varroidae): life history and current status. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 129–131. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[D04] Didham, R. K. 2004. Forever Varroa. Weta 27: 1–7.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

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

[LW96] Lekprayoon, C., S. Wongsiri, S. Jayasvasti & S. Leepitakrat. 1996. Survival of the parasitic honey bee mite Tropilaelaps clareae (Definado & Baker) (Laelapidae) on adult Apis florea and Apis andreniformis workers. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 139–142. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[LW99] Lekprayoon, C., S. Wongsiri, T. E. Rinderer & H. A. Sylvester. 1999. Biodiversity of parasitic mites of honey bees in southeast Asia. In: Needham, G. R., R. Mitchell, D. J. Horn & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 2. Symposia pp. 325–329. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[LKW09] Lindquist, E. E., G. W. Krantz & D. E. Walter. 2009. Order Mesostigmata. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 124–232. Texas Tech University Press.

[T69] Treat, A. E. 1969. The genus Dicrocheles: three new species and a reappraisal. Acarologia 11 (4): 630–656.

Fedrizzioidea

Ventral view of female Klinckowstroemia starri, from Rosario & Hunter (1988).


Belongs within: Trigynaspida.

The Fedrizzioidea are a group of tropical mites most commonly found in association with passalid beetles (Lindquist et al. 2009).

Characters (from Lindquist et al. 2009): Holodorsal shield bearing numerous minute setae. Mesogynal and latigynal shields well developed or reduced and withdrawn under ventral plate. Sternal setae 1 on tetartosternum, sternal shield with three pairs of setae. Sternogynum entire, hinged along posterior margin of sternal shield and covering anterior genital opening. Endopodal shields fused to ventral plate (fused ventral, peritrematic, exopodal, and marginal elements) or free; pedofossae often present. Ventrianal shield obtriangular, meeting or partially fused to ventral plate. Palptibia and tarsus distinct, unfused; chelicerae with short digits and dense, mop-like mass of filamentous and ribbonlike excrescences; corniculi broad, membranous.

<==Fedrizzioidea [Fedrizziina] LKW09
    |--Fedrizziidae S09
    |    |--Parafedrizzia S09
    |    |--Fedrizzia Canestrini 1884 H98
    |    |    |--F. bornemisszai Womersley 1959 H98
    |    |    |--F. derricki Womersley 1959 H98
    |    |    |--F. gloriosa Berlese 1910 H98
    |    |    |--F. grossipes Canestrini 1884 H98
    |    |    |--F. oudemansi Womersley 1959 H98
    |    |    `--F. sellnicki Womersley 1959 H98
    |    `--Neofedrizzia Womersley 1959 S09
    |         |--*N. gayi Womersley 1959 S09
    |         |--N. brooksi Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. camini Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. canestrinii Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. cynota Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. gorirossiae Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. jeffi Seeman 2009 S09
    |         |--N. laevis (Canestrini 1884) [=Fedrizzia laevis] H98
    |         |--N. susanae Seeman 2009 S09
    |         |--N. tragardhi Womersley 1959 H98
    |         |--N. vidua Womersley 1959 H98
    |         `--N. vitzthumi LKW09
    `--Klinckowstroemiidae LKW09
         |--Antennurella Berlese 1904 [incl. Eufedrizzia Sellnick 1938, Neooudemansia Trägårdh 1938] FH93
         |    |--A. tragardhi (Baker & Wharton 1952) [=Neooudemansia tragardhi] FH93
         |    `--A. trouessarti Berlese 1904 [incl. Trachyuropoda tricuspis Banks 1914] FH93
         |--Similantennurella Rosario 1988 FH93
         |    |--S. aspinata Rosario 1988 FH93
         |    `--S. spinata Rosario 1988 FH93
         |--Klinckowstroemiella Turk 1951 FH93
         |    |--K. blumae Rosario & Hunter 1987 FH93
         |    |--K. helleri (Oudemans 1929) [=Fedrizzia helleri] FH93
         |    |--K. prima Turk 1951 FH93
         |    `--K. sexisetosa Rosario & Hunter 1987 FH93
         `--Klinckowstroemia Trägårdh 1938 FH93
              |--K. atramaculata Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. candidoi Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. concava Hunter & Butler 1966 FH93
              |--K. grabowskii Chernoff & Pope 1970 FH93
              |--K. multisetillosa Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. reyesi Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. schusteri Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. scotti Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. simplisetosa Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. starri Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93
              |--K. tapachulensis Chernoff & Pope 1970 FH93
              |--K. truncata Hunter & Butler 1966 FH93
              `--K. victoriae Rosario & Hunter 1988 FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

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

[LKW09] Lindquist, E. E., G. W. Krantz & D. E. Walter. 2009. Order Mesostigmata. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 124–232. Texas Tech University Press.

[S09] Seeman, O. D. 2009. Two new species of Fedrizziidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Australian passalid beetles (Coleoptera: Passalidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology 14: 51–59.

Laelaspis

Dorsum of Laelaspis myrmicae, from Hirschmann et al. (1969).


Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Laelaspis is a genus of laelapid mites found in ant nests, characterised by long, whip-like or serrated setae (Evans & Till 1979).

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Apotele with two tines; setae of holodorsal shield long, whip-like or marginal setae serrated; opisthogenital shield markedly inflated posterior to coxae IV, abutting anal shield and flanked by linear metapodal shields.

<==Laelaspis Berlese 1904 FH93
    |--*L. astronomicus (Koch 1839) ET79 [=Iphis astronomicus ET79, Laelaps (Laelaspis) astronomicus S22]
    |--L. aequitans (Michael 1891) [=Laelaps aequitans] FH93
    |--L. bakeri Hunter & Davis 1962 FH93
    |--L. brevichelis Hunter 1964 FH93
    |--L. brevipilis Hunter 1961 FH93
    |--L. dubitata Hunter 1964 FH93
    |--L. heselhausi (Oudemans 1912) [=Hypoaspis heselhausi] FH93
    |--L. humeratus Berl. 1903 S61
    |--L. longipilis Hunter 1964 FH93
    |--L. lundi Hunter 1961 FH93
    |--L. mandibularis (Ewing 1909) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--L. moseri (Hunter & Glover 1968) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) moseri] FH93
    |--L. mumai (Hunter & Glover 1968) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) mumai] FH93
    |--L. myrmicae (Greim 1952) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) myrmicae] HB69
    |--L. pauli (Hunter & Davis 1962) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) pauli] FH93
    |--L. picketti (Hunter & Glover 1968) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) picketti] FH93
    |--L. piloscutuli Hunter 1961 FH93
    |--L. regalis Berlese 1920 FH93
    `--L. variopilus (Greim 1952) [=Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) variopilus] HB69

Laelaspis mandibularis (Ewing 1909) [=Laelaps mandibularis; incl. Hypoaspis (Laelaspis) johnieae Hunter & Glover 1968] FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[HB69] Hirschmann, W., F. Bernhard, E. Greim & H. Götz. 1969. Gangsystematik der Parasitiformes. Teil 75. Zwanzig neue Hypoaspis-Arten. Acarologie: Schriftenreihe für Vergleichende Milbenkunde 12: 133–141.

[S22] Schweizer, J. 1922. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der terrestrischen Milbenfauna der Schweiz. Verhandl. Naturf. Ges. Basel 33: 23–112, 4 pls.

[S61] Schweizer, J. 1961. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Parasitiformes Reuter, mit 246 Arten und Varietäten und 268 meist kombinierten Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84: i–vii, 1–207.