Ventral view of Veigaia, copyright Mike Ferro.

Belongs within: Gamasina.

Veigaia is a genus of predatory mites that is abundant in the surface organic layer of temperate soils (Evans & Till 1979).

Characters (from Evans & Till 1979): Claws of legs II-IV not enlarged, pulvilli not acutely lobate; male with holoventral shield; female with hypostomatic processes large and densely fringed with setiform projections, metasternal setae situated on compound metasternal-endopodal shield.

<==Veigaia Oudemans 1905 [incl. Cyrtolaelaps Berlese 1892 non Berlese 1887] ET79
    |--*V. nemorensis (Koch 1836) ET79 (see below for synonymy)
    |--V. agilis (Berlese 1916) [=Cyrtolaelaps agilis] FH93
    |--V. alba Hurlbutt 1965 FH93
    |--V. bakeri Farrier 1957 FH93
    |--V. bouvieri ET79
    |--V. capreolus (Berlese 1904) [=Cyrtolaelaps capreolus] V25
    |--V. cerva (Kramer 1876) [=Gamasus cervus; incl. G. ignotus George 1913] FH93
    |--V. dendritica Hurlbutt 1965 FH93
    |--V. exigua (Berlese 1916) [=Cyrtolaelaps exiguus; incl. V. decurtata Athias-Henriot 1961] FH93
    |--V. gentiles Womersley 1956 H98
    |--V. giganta Pike & Jarroll 1977 FH93
    |--V. helvetica Schweizer 1961 S61
    |--V. hurlbutti Pike & Jarroll 1977 FH93
    |--V. ignaseta Farrier 1957 FH93
    |--V. incisa Hurlbutt 1984 FH93
    |--V. kochi (Trägårdh 1901) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--V. locha Hurlbutt 1965 FH93
    |--V. mitis (Berlese 1916) [=Cyrtolaelaps mitis] FH93
    |--V. nodosa Hurlbutt 1965 FH93
    |--V. nodosoides Hurlbutt 1984 FH93
    |--V. partita (Banks 1910) [=Gamasus partitus; incl. Cyrtolaelaps grandipes Berlese 1916] FH93
    |--V. philippiensis Hurlbutt 1984 FH93
    |--V. piliseta Farrier 1957 FH93
    |--V. planicola (Berlese 1892) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--V. preendopodalia Hurlbutt 1984 FH93
    |--V. pusilla (Berlese 1916) [=Cyrtolaelaps pusillus] FH93
    |--V. raurica Schweizer 1961 S61
    |--V. smithi Farrier 1957 FH93
    |--V. sylvatica Hurlbutt 1984 FH93
    |--V. transisalae (Oudemans 1902) [=Cyrtolaelaps transisalae] FH93
    |--V. uncata Farrier 1957 FH93
    |--V. virginiana Pike & Jarroll 1977 FH93
    `--V. wyandottensis (Packard 1888) [=Laelaps wyandottensis, Holostaspis wyandottensis] FH93

Veigaia kochi (Trägårdh 1901) FH93 [=Cyrtolaelaps kochi FH93; incl. Gamasus emarginatus Koch 1879 non Koch 1839 FH93, C. herculeanus Berlese 1903 FH93, V. herculeanus S61]

*Veigaia nemorensis (Koch 1836) ET79 [=Gamasus nemorensis ET79, Cyrtolaelaps nemorensis S22; incl. G. candidus Koch 1839 FH93, C. humilis Hull 1918 FH93, G. maculosus Koch 1839 FH93]

Veigaia planicola (Berlese 1892) [=Cyrtolaelaps nemorensis var. planicola; incl. V. serrata Willmann 1935, V. siberica Bregetova 1961] FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[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.

[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.

[V25] Vitzthum, H. 1925. Fauna sumatrensis. (Beitrag no. 5). Acarinae. Supplementa Entomologica 11: 1–79.

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