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

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Arcoppia is a pantropical and subtropical genus of oppiid oribatid mites with a tridentate rostrum and usually radiate sensillus. The greater number of known species have been described from the Old World but Neotropical species include the Brazilian Arcoppia arcualis enghoffi and A. campinaranensis, the Mexican A. dechambrierorum and the northern Neotropical A. serrulata (Subías 2004).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Rostrum tridentate; sensillus radiate (in extreme case with only one setiform or flagellate branch). Notogaster with crista absent; with nine pairs of setae; setae c2 absent. Genital plates with six pairs of setae.

<==Arcoppia Hammer 1977 [incl. Chuoppia Tseng 1982] S04
    |--*A. brachyramosa Hammer 1977 S04
    |--A. aequivoca Subías 1989 (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--A. arcualis (Berlese 1913) [=Dameosoma arcuale] S04
    |    |--A. a. arcualis S04
    |    |--A. a. curtiseta Rodríguez & Subías 1984 [incl. A. arcualis novaezealandiae Balogh & Balogh 1986] S04
    |    |--A. a. enghoffi Rodríguez & Subías 1984 S04
    |    `--A. a. novaeguineae Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. bacilligera Mahunka 1983 S04
    |--A. bidentata Hammer 1979 S04
    |    |--A. b. bidentata S04
    |    `--A. b. sabahensis Mahunka 1987 S04
    |--A. bifilis (Canestrini 1898) [=Belba bifilis] S04
    |--A. biflagellata Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. campinaranensis (Franklin & Woas 1992) [=Oppia (Arcoppia) campinaranensis] S04
    |--A. corniculifera (Mahunka 1978) [=Oppia corniculifera] S04
    |--A. cronus (Jacot 1934) [=Oppia cronus] S04
    |    |--A. c. cronus S04
    |    |--A. c. papua Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |    `--A. c. winkleri (Hammer 1968) [=Oppia winkleri] S04
    |--A. cryptomeriae (Mondal & Kundu 1985) [=Oppia cryptomeriae] S04
    |--A. curtipila Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. curvirostrata Ohkubo & Aoki 1995 S04
    |--A. dechambrierorum (Mahunka 1983) [=Oppia dechambrierorum] S04
    |--A. dissimilis (Berlese 1905) [=Dameosoma dissimile] S04
    |--A. dissimiloides (Sellnick 1925) [=Dameosoma dissimiloides] S04
    |--A. euramosa (Balogh & Mahunka 1969) S07
    |--A. fenestralis (Wallwork 1961) [=Oppia fenestralis] S04
    |    |--A. f. fenestralis S04
    |    |--A. f. orientalis Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |    `--A. f. sinensis (Mahunka 1976) [=Oppia arcualis sinensis] S04
    |--A. flagellata (Warburton 1912) [=Notaspis flagellata] S04
    |--A. grucheti (Mahunka 1978) [=Oppia grucheti] S04
    |--A. guineana Pérez-Íñigo 1982 S04
    |--A. hammerae Rodríguez & Subías 1984 S04
    |--A. inaequirostris Mahunka 1999 S04
    |--A. incerta Balogh & Balogh 1983 S04
    |--A. interrupta Ohkubo 1996 S04
    |--A. kaindicola Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. longisetosa Balogh 1982 S04
    |--A. mahunkai Rodríguez & Subías 1984 S04
    |--A. mcadami Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. obtusa Mahunka 1999 S04
    |--A. palmaria (Tseng 1982) [=Chuoppia palmaria] S04
    |--A. perezinigoi Rodríguez & Subías 1984 S04
    |--A. perisi Rodríguez & Subías 1984 S04
    |--A. piffli Mahunka 1999 S04
    |--A. porifera (Franklin & Woas 1992) [=Oppia (Arcoppia) porifera] S04
    |--A. praearcuata Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. ‘radiata’ (Wallwork 1961) [=Oppia angolensis radiata non O. radiata Balogh 1961] S04
    |--A. rangifer Balogh & Balogh 1986 S04
    |--A. robusta Mahunka 1988 [incl. A. confusa Subías 1989] S04
    |--A. robustia (Berlese 1913) [=Dameosoma arcuale robustium] S04
    |--A. rotunda Hammer 1979 S04
    |--A. rugosa (Mahunka 1974) [=Oppia rugosa; incl. A. pergeli Mahunka 1982] S04
    |--A. secata Mahunka 1999 S04
    |--A. semicostulata (Mahunka 1985) [=Pletzenoppia semicostulata] S04
    |--A. serrulata (Balogh & Mahunka 1980) [=Oppia serrulata] S04
    |--A. teraja Mahunka 2001 S04
    |--A. tripartita (Hammer 1961) [=Oppia tripartita; incl. O. gilva Wallwork 1961] S04
    |--A. triramosa (Tseng 1982) [=Chuoppia triramosa] S04
    |--A. tuberosa Mahunka 1988 S04
    |--A. varia Hammer 1979 S04
    |--A. viperea (Aoki 1959) [=Oppia viperea; incl. A. baloghi Rodríguez & Subías 1984] S04
    |--A. vittata Hammer 1979 S04
    `--A. waterhousei Balogh & Balogh 1983 S04

Arcoppia aequivoca Subías 1989 [incl. A. kalimantanensis Ohkubo & Aoki 1995, A. sabahensis Mahunka 1988 non A. bidentata sabahensis Mahunka 1987] S04

*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.

[S07] Schatz, H. 2007. Biogeography of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica and Panama. 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. 151–167. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[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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