Antennolaelaps Womersley

Castilho, Raphael C., Silva, Edmilson S., De, Gilberto J. & Halliday, Bruce, 2016, Catalogue of the family Ologamasidae Ryke (Acari: Mesostigmata), Zootaxa 4197 (1), pp. 1-147: 9

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Antennolaelaps Womersley


Antennolaelaps Womersley  (8 described species)

Movable and fixed cheliceral digits with 3–4 and 5–8 teeth, respectively. Epistome with an anteromedian extension wider at base, usually flanked by one or more pairs of large anterolateral spines, shorter than anteromedian extension. Seta h 3 about in longitudinal line with h 1 and posterior and mediad to h 2. Idiosoma elongate or suboval, 470–760 µm long and 350–510 µm wide at widest level. Podonotal and opisthonotal shields fused, forming holonotal shield, without a distinct line of fusion. Dorsal idiosomal setae aciculate or slightly pilose. Podonotal region of dorsum with 17–22 pairs of setae, of which 17–22 pairs on podonotal shield and 0–1 pair on soft integument along lateral margins of shield. Opisthonotal region with 14–20 pairs of setae, of which 14–20 pairs on opisthonotal shield and without setae on soft integument along lateral margins of shield. Seta j 1 not on prominent protuberance, as long as or shorter than r 3 and Z 5. Holonotal and ventrianal shields separated. With 0–1 pair of presternal platelets. Sternal shield fused to endopodal shield near coxa IV; setae st 2 and st 4 laterad to imaginary line between st 1 and st 3. Opisthogaster without platelets between genital and ventrianal shields; with 6– 7 pairs of setae on ventrianal shield and without setae on soft integument around ventrianal shield; post-anal seta as long as or longer than para-anal seta. Peritreme with crenate outer margin, extending anteriorly beyond coxa II. Peritrematal shield not fused posteriorly to exopodal shield near coxa IV. Exopodal shields near coxae II –III –III usually fused. Without distinct metapodal platelets. All legs with pretarsi. Genua I, III and IV and tibia IV with 13, 9, 10 and 10 setae, respectively.