Carabodes areolatus Berlese

Mahunka, S., 1987, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), II, Acta Zoologica Hungarica 33, pp. 399-434 : 415-416

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Carabodes areolatus Berlese


Carabodes areolatus Berlese , 1913 (Figs 31-35)

The newly examined specimens are not wholly identical with the drawing (Fig. 5) and with the description given by Sellnick and Forsslund (1953: 377). The main differences are the following:

1. Rostral setae much longer and thinner than lamellar ones (nearly equal in length and thick in the figure).

2. On the basal part of prodorsum a comparatively narrow transversal thickening observable. It is never tubercular and is never limited to the outer part of the interbothridial region.

3. Interlamellar setae strongly pilose, arranged in two longitudinal rows.

4. Notogastral sculpture uniform on the whole surface (areolae not larger on the median field of the notogaster than marginally).

5. Head of sensillus strongly thickened with long spines bent forwards.

Examined material: GDR, Oberhof, Thueringer Wald, Beerberg , 980 m. 1. VIII. 1965; leg. M. Moritz ( ZMB). GoogleMaps


Germany, Berlin, Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet