Peloppiidae Balogh, 1943,

Bolger, Thomas, 2017, Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) recorded from Ireland: Catalogue, historical records, species habitats and geographical distribution, combinations, variations and synonyms, Zootaxa 4328 (1), pp. 1-174: 76

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Peloppiidae Balogh, 1943


Family Peloppiidae Balogh, 1943 

Ceratoppia Berlese, 1908 

· Ceratoppia bipilis (Hermann, 1804)  *

· Original name: Nostaspis bipilis Hermann, 1804  .

· In: Mémoire Aptérologique. Strassbourg. 154 pp, 95.

· Historical combinations/variations: Oribata bipilis (Hermann) Gervais, 1844  ; Oppia bipilis (Hermann) Berlese, 1885  ; Eremaeus bipilis (Hermann) Oudemans, 1900  ;

· Synonyms: Oribata badius C.L. Koch, 1839  ; Murcia acuminata C.L. Koch, 1841  ; Oppia cornuta C.L. Koch, 1844  ; Oribata politus C.L. Koch and Berendt, 1854  ; Ceratoppia herculeana Berlese, 1908  . Irish Reference/s and Habitat/s: Halbert (1907, 1915) record this species but does not give habitat; agricultural grassland (Curry 1969, 1976; Valarasan 1971; Arroyo et al. 2015; unpublished data); dune and gorse bank at seashore (Purvis 1982); grassland, heather and shelter belt on peat ( Longworth 1973); acid peat bog (Behan-Pelletier and Hill 1983); in bracket fungus in woodlands ( O’Connell 1994; unpublished data); lichen ( Seyd 1992); woodland and soil on cliff (Bolger In press); soil from Norway spruce forest ( Heneghan 1994); moss on soil and moss in canopy of Sitka spruce forest ( Arroyo and Bolger 2007; Arroyo et al. 2009b); Machair foredunes and Machair grassland (Arroyo and Bolger 2011); raised bogs, mountain blanket bogs, Atlantic blanket bogs and fens ( Wisdom et al. 2011); soil in moss and moss in canopy in oak, ash, Scots pine and Sitka spruce forests, soil in oak and Scots pine forests and canopy in ash forests (( Arroyo et al. 2012, 2013b); moss in canopy, moss on soil and moss on trunk in oak forest ( Arroyo et al, 2013c); canopy in ash, oak and Sitka spruce forests (unpublished data).

Counties: Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow.

· Ceratoppia quadridentata (Haller, 1882) 

· Original name: Notaspis bipilis quadridentata Haller, 1882  .

· In: Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Milbenfauna Wurttembergs. Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg, 38, 293–325.

· Synonyms: Ceratoppia quadridentata arctica Hammer, 1955  .

Irish Reference/s and Habitat/s: Soil on cliff (Bolger In press); fungal sporocarps ( O’Connell 1994). Counties: Kilkenny and Mayo.