Phthiracarus curtulus Berlese

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93 : 51

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Phthiracarus curtulus Berlese


Phthiracarus curtulus Berlese , 1923

Phthiracarus curtulus Berlese , 1923, p. 259.

The original material from "Etruria" and Florida, referred to by Berlese, is still present in the Collection. Slides nos. 207/41, 42 from Florence represent one species, slide no. 207/45 (the type) from Florida another; Florida is therefore the type-locality.

Jacot (1933, p. 247) remarked already that the original description is not suited for identification, and probably even erroneous as to the sensillus. I have noted that the species is a Phthiracarus with very thin hairs of moderate length.