Flat Mites of the World


Key characters

  • c2, d2, e1, e2, f2, f3 absent (Fig. 1)
  • no setae in f series present
  • h2 not elongate
  • distinct long heavily barbed (= ramose) dorsal setae (Figs. 1-2)
  • anterior margin of prodorsum smoothly rounded, without notch or projection
  • ventral, genital and anal plates not developed
  • 1 pair ps setae (Fig. 3)
  • 1 segmented palp
  • claws resemble empodium (pad-like, not claw-like)
  • solenidia on tarsus I-II long, and companion seta minute (Fig. 4)

Similar taxa

Obduloides - does not have strongly ramose dorsal setae

Number of species

One - K. ramosa




South Africa


Grewia bicolor (Tiliaceae)


Fig. 1. Krugeria ramosa female dorsum (after Meyer 1979).


Fig. 2. Krugeria ramosa female dorsum (paratype).


Fig. 3. Krugeria ramosa female venter - indicating one pair ps setae (after Meyer 1979).


Fig. 4. Krugeria ramosa female tarsi I and II - solenidion long (s) and companion seta minute (cs).