Sessiluncus hungaricus Karg, 1964

Murvanidze, Maka, Mumladze, Levan & Todria, Nino, 2019, A contribution to the knowledge of oribatid and mesostigmatic mites (Acari) with new records in Georgia, Persian Journal of Acarology 8 (4), pp. 309-325: 318

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Sessiluncus hungaricus Karg, 1964


Sessiluncus hungaricus Karg, 1964  

Diagnostic characters (female) – Measurements: 450 × 245 μm; tectum asymmetric, with one large projection and small lateral teeth; sternal shield with four pairs of short setae 15 μm, st1 slightly barbed; one pair of genital setae 15 μm; ventrianal plate: 250 × 160 μm, six pairs of ventrianal setae 25μm; all shields with net-like structure; tarsi I without pretarsus. Most representatives of this genus have tropical distribution ( Castilho et al. 2016). From European species S. hungaricus   differs from S. cavensis Willmann, 1940   and S. reticulatus Loots, 1980   by body size [600 μm for S. cavensis ( Bregetova, 1977)   and 750 μm for S. reticulatus ( Castilho et al. 2016)   ], shape of tectum and barbed st1. According to Bregetova (1977), S. hungaricus   is very close or even similar to S. holostaspodes Canestrini, 1884   .

Material – Eldary valley (N 41.2808333, E 46.450533 178m a.s.l.) moderately overgrazed pasture, one female coll. Todria N. 15.09.2018 GoogleMaps   .

Distribution in Caucasus – New record for Georgia, in Caucasus is recorded from Azerbaijan – Lenkoran ( Bregetova 1977).

Global distribution – Europe ( Bregetova 1977).

Habitat – Litter, soil ( Bregetova 1977).