Flexa Kulijev

Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 92

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Flexa Kulijev


Flexa Kulijev  , 1977 (Figs 27-29)

Kulijev, 1977: 64.

Prodorsum: Without protuberances or transversal apophysis. Lamellae broad, interlamellar setae arising on their surface. Sensillus proclinate.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region normal, notogaster slightly convex, without structure. Ten pairs of notogastral setae present, one of them directed forwards, being much longer than the other ones.

Coxisternal region: Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Without any structure. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Setae ad2 in adanal, ad3 in preanal position. Lyrifissure iad originating near the anal aperture in adanal (?!) position.

Type species: Carabodes dubius Kulijev  , 1968. Azerbaijan, Soviet-Union.

Remarks: The most remarkable characteristic is the Situation of the iad lyrifissure. In all other Carabodidae  genera the lyrifissure is placed far from the anal aperture.