Eupodidae

Holotype of Eupodes longisetatus, copyright Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


Belongs within: Eupodoidea.

The Eupodidae are a group of mites commonly found in soil and low vegetation in temperate and boreal climates (Walter et al. 2009).

Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Soft-bodied; chelicerae freely articulating; naso not enlarged; palptibia without clawlike setae or thumblike palptarsus; peritremes absent; prodorsal bothridia present; intercoxal region with fewer than 10 pairs of setae; postpedal furrows absent; anal opening ventral or terminal; leg trichobothria absent; tarsus I with a famulus; femora IV normal or strongly swollen, used in jumping.

<==Eupodidae [Eupodini]
    |--Claveupodes delicatus Strandtmann & Prasse 1977 J91
    |--*Benoinyssus najae WL09
    |--Aethosolenia WL09
    |--Hawaiieupodes thermophilus WL09
    |--Protopenthalodes coniunctus WL09
    |--Egypteupodes Abou-Awad 1984 ZF11
    |--Linopenthaleus Willmann 1951 SB63
    |    `--*L. irki Willmann 1951 SB63
    |--Linopodes Koch 1836 SB63
    |    |--L. agitatorius Berlese 1916 B16
    |    |--L. antennapes WL09
    |    |--L. cameronensis Shiba 1976 S76
    |    |--L. eupodoides Canestrini 1886 SB63
    |    |--L. iwatensis WL09
    |    `--L. motatorius (Linnaeus 1758) SB63 (see below for synonymy)
    `--Eupodes Koch 1836 SB63
         |--*E. hiemalis Koch 1838 SB63
         |--E. angardi WL09
         |--E. berensis Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. berlesei Sig Thor 1891 SB63
         |--E. boerneri WL09
         |--E. cozetensis M83
         |--E. ereynetoides Strandtmann & Prasse 1976 J91
         |--E. fusiferellus S76
         |--E. longisetatus WL09
         |--E. lumbarus Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. minipilus Oliver & Theron 1998 E-VVM-M07
         |--E. minutus WL09
         |--E. onoi Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. parafusifer S76
         |--E. pasohenis Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. paulinae WL09
         |--E. pseudolumbarus Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. pusillus Shiba 1976 S76
         |--E. sigmoidensis Strandtmann & Goff 1978 E-VVM-M07
         |--E. strandtmanni WL09
         |--E. tottanfiella WL09
         |--E. unifasciatus [incl. E. formosulus, E. leucomelas, E. modicellus] CF77
         |--E. vallombrosae Sig Thor 1934 SB63
         |--E. variegatus DW10 [incl. E. versicolor CF77]
         `--E. voxencollinus Sig Thor 1934 J91

Linopodes motatorius (Linnaeus 1758) SB63 [=Acarus motatorius CF77; incl. Trombidium longipes CF77, Linopodes longipes CF77, L. lutescens CF77]

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B16] Berlese, A. 1916. Centuria terza di Acari nuovi. Redia 12: 289–338.

[CF77] Canestrini, G., & F. Fanzago. 1877. Intorno agli Acari Italiani. Atti del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Serie 5, 4: 69–208, pls 2–7.

[DW10] Dabert, M., W. Witalinski, A. Kazmierski, Z. Olszanowski & J. Dabert. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of acariform mites (Acari, Arachnida): strong conflict between phylogenetic signal and long-branch attraction artifacts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 222–241.

[E-VVM-M07] Estrada-Venegas, E. G., I. M. Vázquez & J. A. Moreno-Moreno. 2007. Prostigmatid mites (Acarida: Prostigmata) in decaying wood from “La Mancha” Veracruz, Mexico. 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. 691–695. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[J91] Jesionowska, K. 1991. Morphology of the Eupodidae (Actinotrichida, Actinedida, Eupodoidea). 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. 2 pp. 265–278. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[M83] Martin, N. A. 1983. Miscellaneous observations on a pasture fauna: an annotated species list. DSIR Entomology Division Report 3: 1–98.

[SB63] Schweizer, J., & C. Bader. 1963. Die Landmilben der Schweiz (Mittelland, Jura und Alpen): Trombidiformes Reuter, mit 217 Arten und Unterarten und 193 Originalzeichnungen. Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft [Mémoires de la Société Helvétique des Sciences Naturelles] 84 (2): i–vi, 209–378.

[S76] Shiba, M. 1976. Taxonomic investigation on free-living Prostigmata from the Malay Peninsula. Nature and Life in Southeast Asia 7: 83–229.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

[ZF11] Zhang, Z.-Q., Q.-H. Fan, V. Pesic, H. Smit, A. V. Bochkov, A. A. Khaustov, A. Baker, A. Wohltmann, T. Wen, J. W. Amrine, P. Beron, J. Lin, G. Gabryś & R. Husband. 2011. Order Trombiformes Reuter, 1909. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 129–138.

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