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 feed on aquatic insect eggs whereas larvae are known to parasitise Hemiptera and Diptera.

<==Hydryphantes Koch 1841 [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.

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