Female Androlaelaps casalis, from here.

Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Androlaelaps is a genus of laelapid mites found in animal nests, characterised by the presence of a genital shield and separate anal shield in females, together with a long pilus dentilis and ten setae (including seta pl2) on genu IV (Evans & Till 1979). They may feed facultatively on the nest host by puncturing the skin and drawing blood.

<==Androlaelaps Berlese 1903 H98 (see below for synonymy)
    `--‘Haemolaelaps’ mesopicos group D81
         |--‘Haemolaelaps’ dendropicos D81
         |--‘Haemolaelaps’ haydocki D81
         |--‘Haemolaelaps’ mesopicos D81
         |--‘Haemolaelaps’ palaniae Domrow 1981 D81
         |--‘Haemolaelaps’ steyni D81
         `--‘Haemolaelaps’ wilkini D81

Androlaelaps incertae sedis:
  *A. hermaphrodita (Berlese 1887) ET79, H98 (see below for synonymy)
  A. alexandrini (Fox 1946) [=Ischnolaelaps alexandrini] FH93
  A. anticlea (Domrow 1972) [=Haemolaelaps anticlea] H98
  A. calypso (Domrow 1966) [=Haemolaelaps calypso] H98
  A. casalis (Berlese 1887) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
  A. centrocarpus R96
  A. circularis (Ewing 1933) [=Cyclolaelaps circularis] FH93
  A. cleptusa (Domrow 1972) [=Haemolaelaps cleptusa] H98
  A. crowei (Jameson 1947) [=Eubrachylaelaps jamesoni] FH93
  ‘Haemolaelaps’ cubicularis S61
  A. debilis (Jameson 1950) [=Eubrachylaelaps debilis] FH93
  A. domrowi (Womersley 1958) [=Haemolaelaps domrowi] H98
  A. fahrenholzi (Berlese 1911) FH93 (see below for synonymy)
  ‘Haemolaelaps’ fenilis (Mégnin 1876) H98
  A. flagellatus (Womersley 1958) [=Haemolaelaps flagellata, H. flagellatus] H98
  A. frontalis (Banks 1910) [=Gamasus frontalis; incl. A. sinuosa Furman 1954] FH93
  A. geomys (Strandtmann 1949) [=Haemolaelaps geomys] FH93
  A. grandiculatus Eads 1951 FH93
  A. hattenae (Domrow 1963) [=Haemolaelaps hattenae] H98
  A. hollisteri (Ewing 1925) [=Laelaps hollisteri, *Eubrachylaelaps hollisteri] FH93
  A. jamesoni (Furman 1955) [=Eubrachylaelaps jamesoni] FH93
  A. johnstoni Eads & Hightower 1951 FH93
  A. laertes (Domrow 1972) [=Haemolaelaps laertes] H98
  A. leviculus Eads 1951 FH93
  A. machaeratus (Domrow 1957) [=Haemolaelaps machaeratus] H98
  A. marsupialis (Berlese 1910) H98 (see below for synonymy) H98
  A. martini (Jameson 1951) [=Eubrachylaelaps martini] FH93
  A. morlani (Strandtmann 1949) [=Haemolaelaps morlani] FH93
  ‘Haemolaelaps’ neoflagellata D81
  A. pachyptilae (Zumpt & Till 1956) [=Haemolaelaps pachyptilae] H98
  A. penelope (Domrow 1964) [=Haemolaelaps penelope] H98
  A. pilosus Baker 1992 S95
  A. quartus (Domrow 1961) [=Haemolaelaps quartus] H98
  A. rotundus (Fonseca 1936) L07
  A. schusteri Hirschmann 1966 H66
  A. sisyphus (Domrow 1981) [=Haemolaelaps sisyphus] H98
  A. spinosulus (Berlese 1920) [=Hypoaspis (Haemolaelaps) spinosulus] FH93
  A. spinosus (Furman 1955) [=Eubrachylaelaps spinosus] FH93
  A. sternalis (Ewing 1922) [=Ichoronyssus sternalis] FH93
  A. telemachus (Domrow 1964) [=Androlaelaps telemachus] H98
  A. theseus (Zumpt 1950) [=Hypoaspis (Androlaelaps) theseus] L55
  A. ulixes (Domrow 1972) [=Haemolaelaps ulixes] H98
  A. ulysses (Domrow 1961) [=Haemolaelaps ulysses] H98
  A. zaheri E-KO07

Androlaelaps Berlese 1903 H98 [incl. Atricholaelaps Ewing 1929 FH93, Cyclolaelaps Ewing 1933 FH93, Eubrachylaelaps Ewing 1929 FH93, Haemolaelaps Berlese 1910 FH93, Ischnolaelaps Fonseca 1936 FH93, Turkiella Zumpt & Till 1953 FH93, Zygolaelaps Tipton 1957 FH93]

Androlaelaps casalis (Berlese 1887) FH93 [=Iphis casalis FH93, Haemolaelaps casalis H98; incl. Hypoaspis freemani Hughes 1948 FH93, Ha. haemorrhagicus Asanuma 1952 FH93, Atricholaelaps megaventralis Strandtmann 1947 FH93, Androlaelaps megaventralis SL71, Haemolaelaps molestus Oudemans 1929 FH93, Hypoaspis oculatus Oudemans 1915 FH93, Hy. soarianus Hull 1925 FH93]

Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (Berlese 1911) FH93 [=Laelaps (Haemolaelaps) fahrenholzi FH93; incl. La. californicus Ewing 1925 FH93, Haemolaelaps cricetophilus Vitzthum 1930 FH93, Hypoaspis (Haemolaelaps) eos Zumpt & Patterson 1951 FH93, Laelaps glasgowi Ewing 1925 FH93, Haemolaelaps glasgowi MZ91, Hypoaspis microti Oudemans 1926 FH93, Ha. mohrae Oudemans 1928 FH93, Ischnolaelaps rhabdomys Radford 1939 FH93, Ha. scalopi Keegan 1946 FH93, Liponyssus setiger Ewing 1920 FH93, Atricholaelaps sigmodoni Strandtmann 1946 FH93, Lelaps (l. c.) stegemoni Hefley 1935 FH93, At. strandtmanni Fox 1947 FH93, Laelaps virginianus Ewing 1925 FH93]

*Androlaelaps hermaphrodita (Berlese 1887) ET79, H98 [=Laelaps (Iphis) hermaphrodita FH93, A. hermaphroditus H98; incl. A. setosus Fox 1946 FH93]

Androlaelaps marsupialis (Berlese 1910) H98 [=Laelaps marsupialis H98, *Haemolaelaps marsupialis D81; inl. Hypoaspis perameles Derrick et al. 1939 (n. n.) H98]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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