Cheyletidae

Dorsum of Cheletogenes ornatus, from Qing-Hai Fan.


Belongs within: Cheyletoidea.
Contains: Cheyletiini, Cheyletini, Cheyletiellidae.

The Cheyletidae are a group of predatory or vertebrate-associated mites that often bear large raptorial setae on the pedipalps.

Characters (from Baker 1949): Chelicerae short, stylet-like. Palpi large and pincer-like; tarsus short, located on posterior part of tibia rather than on tip, in most cases bearing comb-like and sickle-like setae; tibia with strong claw extending beyond tarsus. Dorsum of body with none, one, or more plates.

<==Cheyletidae [Cheyletinae]
    |  i. s.: Thryonomycheyla congolensis Fain 1972 BF01
    |         Eucheyla Baker 1949 B49
    |           |--*E. loricata (Berlese 1913) [=Cheyletia (*Eucheyla) loricata, Cheyletus (*E.) loricata] B49
    |           |--E. panamensis Baker 1949 B49
    |           `--E. whartoni Baker 1949 B49
    |--+--Cheyletiini BF01
    |  |--Bak Yunker 1961 [Bakini] BF01
    |  |--Cheletomorphini BF01
    |  |    |--Mexecheles De Leon 1962 BF01
    |  |    `--Cheletomorpha Oudemans 1904 BF01
    |  |         |--C. lepidopterorum (Shaw 1794) (see below for synonymy) B49
    |  |         `--C. orientalis Oudemans 1928 B49
    |  |--+--Caudacheles Gerson 1968 BF01
    |  |  `--Alliea [Allieini] BF01
    |  |       `--*A. laruei Yunker 1960 BF01
    |  |--Cheletogenini BF01
    |  |    |--Eutogenes Baker 1949 BF01
    |  |    |    `--*E. foxi Baker 1949 B49
    |  |    |--Prosocheyla Volgin 1969 BF01
    |  |    `--Cheletogenes Oudemans 1905 BF01
    |  |         |--*C. ornatus (Canestrini & Fanzago 1876) (see below for synonymy) B49
    |  |         |--C. buckneri Baker 1949 B49
    |  |         |--C. oaklandia Baker 1949 B49
    |  |         |--C. quadrisetosus Berlese 1913 B49
    |  |         |--C. traubi Baker 1949 B49
    |  |         `--C. waitei W99
    |  `--Acaropsellini [Acaropseini] BF01
    |       |  i. s.: Acaropsis Moquin-Tandon 1863 B49
    |       |           |--*A. mericourti (Laboulbene 1851) [=Tyroglyphus mericourti; incl. A. pectinata] B49
    |       |           |--A. callida Kuzin in Rodendorf 1940 B49
    |       |           |--A. docta (Berlese 1886) [=Cheyletus docta] B49
    |       |           |--A. kulagini Rodendorf 1940 B49
    |       |           |--A. rufus (Karpelles 1884) [=Cheyletus rufus] B49
    |       |           |--A. sollers Kuzin in Rodendorfg 1940 B49
    |       |           `--A. travisi Baker 1949 B49
    |       |--Acaropsella Volgin 1962 BF01
    |       |--Acaropsellina Summers 1976 BF01
    |       |--Neoacaropsis Volgin 1962 BF01
    |       |--Paracaropsis Volgin 1969 BF01
    |       |    `--P. travisi Baker 1949 BF01
    |       |--Chelacaropsis Baker 1949 BF01
    |       |    `--*C. moorei Baker 1949 B49
    |       `--+--Atarsacheylus BF01
    |          |--Chelacheles Baker 1958 BF01
    |          |    `--C. peritremaculatus QA91
    |          `--Neochelacheles Smiley & Williams 1972 BF01
    |               `--N. messersmithi Smiley & Williams 1972 BF01
    `--+--Cheyletini BF01
       |--Cheyletiellidae BF01
       |--Chelonotini [Chelonotinae] BF01
       |    |--+--Chelonotus Berlese 1893 BF01
       |    |  |    |--*C. selenirhynchus Berlese 1893 B49
       |    |  |    |--C. ewingi Baker 1949 B49
       |    |  |    `--C. oudemansi Baker 1949 B49
       |    |  `--Thewkachela Ide & Kethley 1977 BF01
       |    |       `--T. ratufi Ide & Kethley 1977 BF01
       |    `--+--Muricheyla Fain 1972 BF01
       |       |    `--M. sicista Fain 1972 BF01
       |       `--Promuricheyla Fain 1979 BF01
       |            `--P. lukoschusi Fain 1972 BF01
       `--Cheletosomatini BF01
            |  i. s.: *Eucheletopsis major Trouessart 1893 BF01
            |--+--Metacheletoides Fain 1972 BF01
            |  |    `--M. numidae BF01
            |  `--Cheletoides Oudemans 1904 BF01
            |       |--*C. uncinatus (Heller 1880) B49, BF01 [=Syringophilus uncinatus B49, C. uncinata B49]
            |       `--C. chirundensis Fain 1979 BF01
            `--+--Cheletosoma Oudemans 1965 BF01
               |    `--*C. tyrannus Oudemans 1905 B49
               `--Cheletopsis Oudemans 1904 BF01
                    |--*C. norneri (Poppe 1888) [=Cheyletus norneri] B49
                    |--C. anax Oudemans 1904 B49
                    |--C. animosa Oudemans 1904 B49
                    |--C. basilica Oudemans 1904 B49
                    |--C. charadrii BF01
                    |--C. daberti BF01
                    |--C. impavida Oudemans 1904 B49
                    |--C. magnanima Oudemans 1904 B49
                    |--C. major Oudemans 1906 [=Cheyletus major Trouessart in Berlese 1893 (n. n.)] B49
                    `--C. mariae BF01

*Cheletogenes ornatus (Canestrini & Fanzago 1876) [=Cheyletus ornatus, Cheletia ornatus, Cheletomimus ornatus; incl. Cheyletus cocciphilus Banks 1914, Cheyletus saccardianus Berlese 1886] B49
Cheletomorpha lepidopterorum (Shaw 1794) [=Acarus lepidopterorum; incl. Cheyletus longipes Megnin 1878, Cheyletus rufus Hardy in Andre 1933 non Karpelles 1884, Cheyletus seminivorus Packard 1869, Cheyletus venustissimus Koch 1839, *Cheletomorpha venustissima] B49

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B49] Baker, E. W. 1949. A review of the mites of the family Cheyletidae in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 99 (3238): 267-320.

[BF01] Bochkov, A. V., & A. Fain. 2001. Phylogeny and system of the Cheyletidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with special reference to their host-parasite associations. Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie 71: 5-36.

[QA91] Quintero, M. T., & H. A. Acevedo. 1991. Studies on deep litter mites on farms in Mexico. 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. 443-448. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[W99] Walter, D. E. 1999. Cryptic inhabitants of a noxious weed: mites (Arachnida: Acari) on Lantana camara L. invading forests in Queensland. Australian Journal of Entomology 38: 197-200.

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