Hydryphantes sp., copyright Tom Murray.

Belongs within: Hydryphantidae.

Hydryphantes is a diverse, cosmopolitan genus of mites found in ponds and temporary pools. Deutonymphs and adults are active but awkward swimmers and feed on aquatic insect eggs. Larvae are known to parasitise Hemiptera and Diptera.

<==Hydryphantes Koch 1841 RFF05 [incl. Mackerrasiella Womersley 1954 H98]
    |--H. (Hydryphantes) RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) jujuyensis Nordenskiöld 1904 RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) pumilus (Viets 1954) RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) ramosus Daday 1905 RFF05
    |    |--H. (H.) thermacalis Cook 1988 RFF05
    |    `--H. (H.) undulatifrons (Viets 1954) RFF05
    |--H. (Papilloporus Walter 1935) RFF05
    |    `--H. (P.) papillosus Lundblad 1936 RFF05
    `--H. (Polyhydryphantes Viets 1926) RFF05
         |--H. (P.) alienus Lundblad 1924 RFF05
         |--H. (P.) coscaroni Cook 1980 RFF05
         `--H. (P.) pinguipalpis Viets 1954 RFF05

Hydryphantes incertae sedis:
  H. dispar MK91
  H. globus (Womersley 1954) [=Mackerasiella globus] H98
  H. haliki Cook 1986 H98
  H. helveticus D01
  H. intermedius Daday 1901 D01
  H. microphallus Lundblad 1941 [incl. H. microphallus var. meridianus Lundblad 1947] H98
  H. placationis G96
  H. ruber (De Geer 1778) W91
  H. schaubi D01
  H. tataricus Daday 1901 D01
  H. tenuabilis WP99
  H. waynensis DPD16

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DPD16] Dabert, M., H. Proctor & J. Dabert. 2016. Higher-level molecular phylogeny of the water mites (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Parasitengonina: Hydrachnidiae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 75–90.

[D01] Daday, E. 1901. Édesvizi mikroszkópi állatok [Mikroskopische Süsswasserthiere]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 375–470. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[G96] Gil, M. J. 1996. Water-mite (Hydracarina) larvae of some selected genera from Spain: a phylogenetic inference. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 543–546. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[MK91] Meyer, E., & K. Kabbe. 1991. Pigmentation in water mites of the general Limnochares Latr. and Hydrodroma Koch (Hydrachnidia). In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 379–391. Chapman & Hall: London.

[RFF05] Rosso de Ferradás, B., & H. R. Fernández. 2005. Elenco y biogeografía de los ácaros acuáticos (Acari, Parasitengona, Hydrachnidia) de Sudamérica. Graellsia 61 (2): 181–224.

[WP99] Walter, D. E., & H. C. Proctor. 1999. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[W91] Wohltmann, A. 1991. Nutrition and respiratory rate of water mites (Actinedida: Hydrachnidia) from a phylogenetic point of view. 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. 543–548. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

Last updated: 17 July 2022.

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