Pilellus Lee

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: 20

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.168445

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Pilellus Lee


Pilellus Lee  (2 described species)

Movable and fixed cheliceral digits with 1–3 and 3–4 teeth, respectively. Epistome with an anteromedian extension wider at base, acute distally, serrated. Seta h 3 about in longitudinal line with h 1 and slightly anterior or slightly posterior and mediad to h 2. Idiosoma elongated or suboval, 450–610 µm long and 310–380 µm wide at widest level. Podonotal and opisthonotal shields separated. Dorsal idiosomal setae aciculate or spatulate and smooth or pilose. Podonotal region of dorsum with 28–29 pairs of setae, of which 28–29 pairs on podonotal shield and without setae on soft integument along lateral margins of podonotal shield. Opisthonotal region with 30–33 pairs of setae and 1–2 medial unpaired setae, of which 30–33 pairs and 1–2 medial unpaired on opisthonotal shield and without setae on soft integument along lateral margins of opisthonotal shield. Seta j 1 on prominent protuberance or not, as long as or shorter than r 3 and Z 5. Opisthonotal and ventrianal shields separated. With a pair of presternal platelets. Sternal shield not fused to endopodal shield near coxa IV; setae st 1– st 4 in longitudinal line. Opisthogaster with four platelets between genital and ventrianal shields; with 6–8 pairs of setae on ventrianal shield and 0–9 pairs on soft integument around ventrianal shield; post-anal seta as long as or shorter than para-anal seta. Peritreme with straight or smoothly curved margins, extending anteriorly to level of coxa I. Peritrematal shield fused posteriorly to exopodal shield near coxa IV, with connection behind stigma wider than peritreme. Exopodal shields near coxae II –III –III divided at median level of coxa III. With 0–1 pair of elongated metapodal platelets. All legs with pretarsi. Genua I, III and IV and tibia IV with 13, 9, 10 and 10 setae, respectively.