House dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, from Time.

Belongs within: Analgoidea.

The Pyroglyphidae are a morphologically and ecologically diverse group of astigmatic mites including the house dust mites and related taxa.

Characters (from OConnor 2009): Chelicerae well developed. Genu III with solenidion ς present; tibia IV with one ventral seta; tarsus I with solenidion ω1 inserted subapically, very near solenidion ω3; tarsus II with solenidion ω inserted in basal half of segment; pretarsi I and II with ambulacral stalks shorter than tarsi.

    |--Pyroglyphus africanus O09, E-KO07
    |--Sturnophagoides bakeri DW10
    |--Hirstia P90
    |--Paralgopsis DW10
    |--Gymnoglyphus longior O09
    |--Malayoglyphus O09
    |--Onychalges O09
    |--Weelawadjia Fain & Lowry 1975 H98
    |    `--W. australis Fain & Lowry 1975 H98
    |--Euroglyphus Fain 1965 H98
    |    |--E. longior O09
    |    `--E. maynei (Cooreman 1950) [=Mealia maynei] H98
    `--Dermatophagoides Bogdanoff 1864 [incl. Mealia Trouessart 1898] H98
         |--D. evansi QA91
         |--D. farinae Hughes 1961 H98
         |--D. microceras HD91
         |--D. pteronyssinus (Trouessart 1898) H98 (see below for synonymy)
         `--D. siboney MR01

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart 1898) H98 [=Mealia pteronyssina H98, Tyrophagus pteronyssinus H98; incl. M. scheremetewskyi C91]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C91] Colloff, M. J. 1991. Practical and theoretical aspects of the ecology of house dust mites (Acari: Pyroglyphidae) in relation to the study of mite-mediated allergy. Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology 79 (11–12): 611–630.

[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-KO07] El-Kammah, K. M., & L. M. I. Oyoun. 2007. Taxonomic records of mite species associated with animal and poultry farms in the Nile delta, vally and N. Sinai Egypt. 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. 223–232. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

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

[HD91] Hart, B. J., & A. E. Douglas. 1991. The relationship between house-dust mites and fungi. In: Schuster, R., & P. W. Murphy (eds) The Acari: Reproduction, development and life-history strategies pp. 319–324. Chapman & Hall: London.

[MR01] Morris, M. J. A., & J. Rimmer. 2001. Allergenicity of the predator dust mite Cheyletus tenuipilis (Acari: Cheyletidae): a preliminary study. In : Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 558–564. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[O09] OConnor, B. M. 2009. Cohort Astigmatina. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 565–657. Texas Tech University Press.

[P90] Philips, J. R. 1990. Acarina: Astigmata (Acaridida). In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 757–778. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[QA91] Quintero, M. T., & H. A. Acevedo. 1991. Studies on deep litter mites on farms in Mexico. 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. 1 pp. 443–448. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

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