Licneremaeus Paoli, 1908,

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Licneremaeus Paoli, 1908


Genus Licneremaeus Paoli, 1908 

Type species: Notaspis licnophorus Michael, 1882  .

Diagnosis. Seta ro free (fused in Hulicheremaeus). Sensillus large, with widened head. Dorsosejugal suture extending beyond interlamellar region. Notogaster areolate with 12–14 pairs of setae. Presence of 1–4 small area porosae, 5 pairs of genital setae, 2 pairs of anal setae and 2 pairs of adanal setae. Aggenital setae absent. Legs tridactylous.

Ecology. They are found to inhabit litter, soil, moss, lichens and epiphytes.

Distribution ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13). Nearctic, Neotropical, Palaearctic, Afrotropical & Oriental regions. Hulicheremaeus is endemic to the Neotropical region (not shown in Fig. 13View FIGURE 13), but the nominal genus shows a wide distribution range except Antarctica. Nine species have been reported from the Neotropical region, of which five species were confined to this realm only. The Australian region shows only a single representation, whereas six species have been recorded from Oriental (including the new species) and Palaearctic regions.