Carabodes subarcticus

Mahunka, S., 1987, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), II, Acta Zoologica Hungarica 33, pp. 399-434 : 421-423

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Carabodes subarcticus


Carabodes subarcticus Trägardh, 1902

Prodorsum: Rostrum conical, lamellae with free, but well-rounded cuspis. Rostral setae arising on tubercles, before the lamellar cuspis, well observable in lateral view (Fig. 70). Rostrum and the lateral field of prodorsum well ornamented by alveoli, but a field, between tutorium and lamella is smooth. Tutorium with some teeth anteriorly (Fig. 70). Outer surface of lamellae alveolate, inner surface finely pustulate. Interlamellar setae very long, apices curving inwards. A pair of comparatively strong costula converging medially, rest of interlamellar surface well alveolate. A pair of strong tubercles observable in the basal part of prodorsum. Sensillus well dilated, its head with long spines.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region finely pustulate, one pair of very strong condyles also present, directed toward sensillus (Fig. 66). Median pair of notogaster well framed, its sculpture consisting of regular alveoli (Fig. 69), but the lateral part of the notogaster with pustules or tubercles. Ten pairs of slightly dilated notogastral setae present, their distal end squamose or spinose.

Coxisternal region: Whole surface, also the surface of the mentum and pedotecta I ornamented by alveoli, epimeral borders not visible. Apodemes well observable. Two rounded median fields framed by foveoli visible. All epimeral setae short and spiniform.

Anogenital region (Fig. 68): Sculpture similar to that of the median part of notogaster, surface of genital and anal plate ornamented by smaller foveolae. Genital, aggenital, anal and adanal setae thin, setiform. Adanal setae roughened, all others smooth. Lyrifissures iad originating far from anal aperture.

Legs: Setae u on all tarsi slightly widened basally, narrowed distally. Setae l" of genu II (Fig. 67) short and thin, much thinner than setae l' or lv'

Examined material: Hungary, Egyek: Ohati-erdö, Püspökladány: Agota-puszta; Újszentmargita: Margitai-erdö. IV—IX. - Extracted from samples taken both in planted and original forest. A sporadic species in the forest of Europe. Leg. S. Mahunka.

Remarks: The species is well characterized by the denticulate tutorium, its wide sensillus and by the sculpture of the notogaster.