Carabodes willmanni Bernini

Mahunka, S., 1987, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), II, Acta Zoologica Hungarica 33, pp. 399-434 : 424

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Carabodes willmanni Bernini


Carabodes willmanni Bernini , 1975

This highly variable and widely distributed species has been known only from Tangier in North Africa. The newly collected Tunisian specimens (Figs 71-75) are similar to the latter one (see Bernini, 1975: 466, fig. III. b) and Stands comparatively far from the type-series. They may be distinguished from the specimens from Tangier by the shape of the interlamellar setae (long and curved at their distal end) and by the notogastral sculpture (pustules stand very near to each other, without large smooth fields among them).

Examined material: Tunisia, No. 37-2: Environs of Ain Draham, 31. March, 1977. Berlese- and Tardigrada-samples from Quercus suber and Q. libanotis forests: moss from the ground with the underlying soil. Leg. S. Mahunka.