Phthiracarus longulus (C.L. Koch, 1841)

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: 311

publication ID 10.22073/pja.v8i4.51419

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Phthiracarus longulus (C.L. Koch, 1841)


Phthiracarus longulus (C.L. Koch, 1841)  

Syn.: Hoplophora longula C.L. Koch, 1841  

Phthiracarus flexisetosus Parry, 1979  

Phthiracarus hortobagyensis Mahunka, 1982  

Phthiracarus mundus Niedbala, 1983  

Phthiracarus setosellus Jacot, 1928  

Phthiracarus tardus Forsslund, 1943  

Phthiracarus borealis Trägardh, 1910  

Material – Javakheti highland: Village Mamtsvara (N41.293114, E43.531515, 1990m a.s.l.), litter from artificial pine forest, 112 individuals, coll. Mumladze, L., 05.07.2018 GoogleMaps   ; Village Mamtsvara (N41.29072 E43.541714, 2010m a.s.l.), 82 individuals, coll. Mumladze, L., 05.05.2018 GoogleMaps   , overgrazed subalpine hey meadow; Village Phoka (N 41.37609322, E43.77951954, 2100m a.s.l.), subalpine hey meadow, one individual, coll. Mumladze, L., 16.09.2018 GoogleMaps   ; Village Phoka (N 41.37421869, E 43.77305123, 2120m a.s.l.), litter from artificial pine forest, one individual, coll. Mumladze, L., 16.09.2018 GoogleMaps   .

Distribution in Caucasus – This species is missing from the checklist by Murvanidze and Mumladze (2016). Early findings are known from Auadkhara and Batumi ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010). Also known from Russia – Dombai, Cheget, Bashi, Gokvari, Untsukul, Tsovkra, Gunib; Azerbaijan – Samur, Zakatala; Armenia – Dilizhan ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010).

Global distribution – Holarctic (Subias 2004, update 2018).

Habitat – Forest soils ( Weigmann 2006).