Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis, copyright R. Penttinen.

Belongs within: Phthiracaridae.

Hoplophthiracarus is a cosmopolitan genus of phthiracarid box mites. In most species, the lyrifissures are reduced so only fissures ia and im are present, but lyrifissures ia, im, ip and ips are present in H. frater (Niedbała 1986).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): All genital setae except g6 in one longitudinal row very near inner margin of genital plate. Seta d on tibia IV long and removed from solenidion.

<==Hoplophthiracarus Jacot 1933 S04
    |--*H. histricinus (Berlese 1908) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--H. angustatus Niedbała 1984 S04
    |--H. bengalensis Sanyal 1992 S04
    |--H. bisulcus Niedbała 1993 S04
    |--H. cazanicus Feider & Calugar 1970 S04
    |--H. clavellatus Niedbała & Corpuz-Raors 1998 S04
    |--H. concinuus Niedbała 1982 N82
    |--H. cristatus (Aoki 1980) [=Hoplophorella cristata] S04
    |--H. foveolatus Aoki 1980 S04
    |--H. frater (Balogh 1958) [=Steganacarus frater] S04
    |--H. grossmani Jacot 1933 (n. d.) S04
    |--H. hamatus (Hammer 1973) S04 [=Phthiracarus hamatus S04, Notophthiracarus hamatus N86]
    |--H. hulli Niedbała 1987 S04
    |--H. illinoisensis (Ewing 1909) (see below for synonymy) S04
    |--H. inoueae Aoki 1994 S04
    |--H. ishikawai Aoki 1980 S04 [=Plonaphacarus ishikawai N86]
    |--H. marianus Aoki 1994 S04
    |--H. maritimus (Pérez-Íñigo & Pérez-Íñigo 1996) [=Calyptophthiracarus maritimus] S04
    |--H. mirandus (Niedbała 1988) [=Calyptophthiracarus mirandus] S04
    |--H. mutabilis Niedbała & Schatz 1996 S04
    |--H. nasalis Mahunka 1991 S04
    |--H. nepalensis Sheals 1965 S04
    |--H. pakistanensis Hammer 1977 S04 [=Hoplophorella pakistanensis N84]
    |--H. parafoveolatus Niedbała 2000 S04
    |--H. proximus Niedbała 1984 S04
    |--H. punctatus Mondal & Kundu 1988 S04
    |--H. rafalskii Niedbała 1997 S04
    |--H. regalis Mahunka 1978 N86
    |--H. repetitus Subías 2004 [=H. indicus Sanyal 1990 non Mahunka 1979] S04
    |--H. similis Niedbała 2000 S04
    |--H. stigmosus Niedbała 2000 S04
    |--H. tenuiseta (Balogh & Balogh 1986) [=Steganacarus tenuiseta] S04
    `--H. tropicus Mondal & Kundu 1988 S04

*Hoplophthiracarus histricinus (Berlese 1908) [=Hoploderma histricinum; incl. Hoplophthiracarus minus Krivolutsky 1966, Phthiracarus (Trachyhoplophora) histricinus nitidior Berlese 1923, Hoplophthiracarus robustior Jacot 1933] S04

Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis (Ewing 1909) [=Hoploderma illinoisense; incl. Hoplophthiracarus paludis Jacot 1938, Hoplophthiracarus vanderhammeni Niedbała 1991] 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.

[N82] Niedbała, W. 1982. Trois Phthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) originaires du Nepal. Folia Entomologica Hungarica 43 (1): 95–109.

[N84] Niedbała, W. 1984. La redescription des Phthiracaridae (Acari, Oribatida) de Marie Hammer. Annales Zoologici 38 (8): 173–203.

[N86] Niedbała, W. 1986. Catalogue des Phthiracaroidea (Acari), clef pour la détermination des espèces et descriptions d'espèces nouvelles. Annales Zoologici 40 (4): 309–370.

[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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