Dorsum of male Eutarsopolipus acanthomus, from Walter et al. (2009).

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides.

The Podapolipidae are a group of mites including both internal and external parasites of other arthropods (Walter et al. 2009).

Characters (from Walter et al. 2009): Cheliceral stylophore consolidated with subcapitulum to form a capsulate gnathosoma; palpi reduced. Females typically with 1–3 pairs of legs; legs IV, if present, 5-segmented and more slender than legs II–III. Males with 3 or 4 pairs of legs; legs IV, if present, 5-segmented and inserted ventrally or reduced and inserted dorsally; male genital capsule caudal or dorsal in position.

<==Podapolipidae [Podapolipodidae]
    |--Chrysomelobia H91
    |    |--C. labidomerae WL09
    |    `--C. mahunkai WL09
    `--+--Tarsopolipus [Tarsopolipinae, Tarsopolipodidae] H91
       |    `--T. corrugatus Berlese 1911 H91
       `--+--Dorsipes H91
          |    |--D. dorsipes WL09
          |    `--D. inflatus WL09
          `--+--Stenopolipus H91
             `--+--Regenpolipus H91
                `--+--Eutarsopolipus Berlese 1913 H91, HH96a
                   |    |  i. s.: E. agonobius WL09
                   |    |         E. alarum HH96a
                   |    |         E. assimilis HH96a
                   |    |         E. bembidii Eidelberg & Husband 1993 HH96a
                   |    |         E. capowayensis Husband & Husband 1996 HH96a
                   |    |         E. crassisetus HH96a
                   |    |         E. diachelae Eidelberg 1994 HH96a
                   |    |         E. diunculosus Eidelberg 1994 HH96a
                   |    |         E. elongatus HH96a
                   |    |         E. porteri Husband 1993 HH96a
                   |    |--*E. lagenaeformis Berlese 1913 HH96a, HM99, HH96a
                   |    |--E. acanthomus group HM99
                   |    |    |--E. acanthomus HM99
                   |    |    `--E. pseudopus Regenfuss 1974 HM99, HH96a
                   |    |--E. biunguis HM99
                   |    |--E. desani group HM99
                   |    |    |--E. crassiceps HM99
                   |    |    `--E. desani HM99
                   |    |--E. megacheli Husband & Macfarlane 1999 HM99
                   |    |--E. myzus HM99
                   |    |--E. ochoai group HM99
                   |    |    |--E. leytei Husband & Corpuz-Raros 1989 HM99
                   |    |    `--E. ochoai HM99
                   |    |--E. pterostichi HM99
                   |    |--E. secundus Husband & Macfarlane 1999 HM99
                   |    `--E. stammeri HM99
                   `--+--Archipolipus Husband 1971 H91, H98
                      |    |--A. adrianae NK94
                      |    `--A. canthoni Husband 1971 H98
                      `--Ovacarus H91
                           |--O. clivinae WL09
                           `--O. peellei WL09

Podapolipidae incertae sedis:
  Podapolipoides Regenfuss 1968 H98 [incl. Locustipolipus WL09]
    |--P. alatus Husband 1990 H98
    |--P. barmounti Husband 1990 H98
    |--P. brevichelus Husband 1990 H98
    |--P. houstoni Husband 1990 H98
    `--P. valangus Husband 1990 H98
  Coccipolipus Husband 1972 H98
    |--C. epilachnae WL09
    `--C. macfarlanei Husband 1972 H98
  Locustacarus Ewing 1924 H98
    |--*L. trachealis Ewing 1924 E24 [=Bombacarus trachealis SPN96]
    |--L. buchneri Stammer 1951 [=L. (Bombacarus) buchneri] HH96b
    `--L. masoni WL09
  Bakerpolipus Husband & Sinha 1970 H98
    |--B. nauphoetae SPN96
    `--B. serratus Husband & Sinha 1970 H98
  Panesthipolipus WL09
  Peripolipus WL09
  Tetrapolipus WL09
    |--T. batocerae E24
    `--T. rhynchophori Ewing 1924 E24
  Podapolipus Rovelli & Grassi 1888 [Podapolipinae] H98
    |--P. aharonii HH96b
    |--P. monistriae Husband 1986 H98
    |--P. naudoi Husband 1986 H98
    |--P. pacificus Husband 1986 H98
    |--P. platyzosteriae Husband 1986 H98
    |--P. welbourni HH96b
    `--P. womersleyi Husband 1986 H98
  Cydnipolipus WL09
  Parobia WL09
  Scarabapolipus uchikawai NK94
  Dilopolipus WL09
  Kurosapolipus WL09
  Buprestapolipus WL09
  Stigmacarus WL09
  Rhynchopolipus WL09
  Silphopolipus WL09
  Orthapolipus SLH18
  Wetapolipus SLH18

*Type species of generic name indicated


[E24] Ewing, H. E. 1924. New tarsonemid mites (order Acarina, family Tarsonemidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 26 (3): 66–69.

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

[H91] Husband, R. W. 1991. A preliminary investigation of the phylogeny of Tarsopolipus, a comparison with other early derivative podapolipid genera. 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. 193–205. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[HH96a] Husband, R. W., & D. O. Husband. 1996a. A new species of Eutarsopolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae) from Amara californica Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from California. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 98 (3): 465–470.

[HH96b] Husband, R. W., & P. S. Husband. 1996b. Studies of Locustacarus spp. (Podapolipidae) tracheal parasites of grasshoppers and bumblebees. In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 335–338. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[HM99] Husband, R. W., & D. Macfarlane. 1999. Two new species of Eutarsopolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae) from Catadromus lacordairei (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Australia. International Journal of Acarology 25 (4): 297–308.

[NK94] Norton, R. A., & J. B. Kethley. 1994. Ecdysial cleavage lines of acariform mites (Arachnida, Acari). Zoologica Scripta 23 (3): 175–191.

[SLH18] Seeman, O. D., E. E. Lindquist & R. W. Husband. 2018. A new tribe of tarsonemid mites (Trombidiformes: Heterostigmata) parasitic on tetrigid grasshoppers (Orthoptera). Zootaxa 4418 (1): 1–54.

[SPN96] Sammataro, D., P. Parker & G. R. Needham. 1996. Using PCR-based RAPDs (random amplified polymorphic DNA) to determine differences between populations of the tracheal mite Acarapis woodi (Rennie) (Tarsonemidae). In: Mitchell, R., D. J. Horn, G. R. Needham & W. C. Welbourn (eds) Acarology IX vol. 1. Proceedings pp. 143–148. Ohio Biological Survey: Columbus (Ohio).

[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.

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