Tetranychidae, Donnadieu, 1876

SEEMAN, OWEN D. & BEARD, JENNIFER J., 2011, Identification of exotic pest and Australian native and naturalised species of Tetranychus (Acari: Tetranychidae), Zootaxa 2961 (1), pp. 1-72: 12

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2961.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E887ED-8622-EF41-FF55-FE39FEEDFD3F

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Felipe

scientific name

Tetranychidae
status

 

Distinguishing the Tetranychidae   from other mites

The Tetranychidae   belongs to the superfamily Tetranychoidea   , a group distinguished by the morphology of the mouthparts. The movable digit of the chelicerae has been highly modified to form an elongate stylet for piercing plant tissue ( Reck 1952; Baker & Pritchard 1953; Krantz 1978; Walter et al. 2009). These recurved J-shaped chelicerae distinguish tetranychoids from all other mites. Their bases also form a deeply retractable stylophore, present only in the Tetranychoidea   and some Raphignathoidea ( Walter et al. 2009). The Tetranychidae   can be distinguished from other tetranychoid families by the combination of a palp thumb-claw structure, lateral prodorsal eyes and the absence of long filamentous setae on the posterior of the mite ( Donnadieu 1876; Baker & Pritchard 1953; Pritchard & Baker 1955).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Trombidiformes

Family

Tetranychidae

Loc

Tetranychidae

SEEMAN, OWEN D. & BEARD, JENNIFER J. 2011
2011
Loc

Tetranychidae

Donnadieu 1876
1876
Loc

Tetranychidae

Donnadieu 1876
1876