Carabodes coriaceus C. L. Koch

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 117

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Carabodes coriaceus C. L. Koch


Carabodes coriaceus C. L. Koch  , 1836

C. L. Koch, 1836: fasc. 3, t. 15 (not seen)

Oudemans, 1937: 2644, Fig. 1141.

Sellnich et Forsslund, 1952: 381, Abb. 7.

Examined type series: The holotypus of this species does no longer exist, therefore I designate a neotypus. 1 specimen: Neotypus ( 1103-HO-85): Regensburg , Germany, from forest litter. 18. IX. 1976. leg. S. Mahunka and L. Mahunka-Papp.GoogleMaps  Some other specimens: from the same sample .GoogleMaps  Other material: 10 specimens: Hungary, Barcs Juniper Woodland , 14. VII. 1981, leg. S. Mahunka and L. Mahunka-PappGoogleMaps  ; some specimens: Buekk hegyseg , Cotino-Quercetum, 1954, leg. I. LoksaGoogleMaps  ; Velencei hegyseg , Nadap, 1950, leg. Z. KaszabGoogleMaps  .

Measurements. - Length: 324-562 µm, width: 224-276 µm.

Prodorsum: Lamellae without regulär cuspis (Fig. 84), but their proximal part continued to the insertion of the rostral setae, which is thin and arising before the phylliform lamellar ones. Lamellae broad, being connected with each other by a spectacles-like transversal projection (Fig. 13), being elevated from the prodorsal surface. Basal part of prodorsum slightly coneave. Sensillus gradually dilated proximally, well barbed. Tutorium weak (Fig. 14).

Notogaster: Humeral projection comparatively strong. Cerotegument pustulate, forming a separate group. Ten pairs of dilated notogastral setae, 6 pairs of them in median position much longer than the four pairs in posteromarginal position.

Coxisternal region: Whole surface foveolate. Epimeral borders only partly observable, some epimeres fused with each other. Two fields separated in longitudinal median part of this region (Fig. 15). Epimeral setal formula: 3 —7—3— 3, among them setae 1b much langer than 1a or 1c. All thin and simple.

Anogenital region: Genital and aggenital setae very long and thin. Adanal setae slightly dilated, with roughened surface, setae ad 2 in adanal, ad 3 in preanal position. Ventral plate with irregular sculpture partly resembling notogastral ones.