Flat Mites of the World

Larvacarus

Key characters

  • d2, e2, f2 absent (Fig. 1)
  • h2 not elongate
  • adults with three pairs of legs
  • anterior margin of prodorsum smoothly rounded, without notch or projection
  • ventral, genital and anal plates not developed (Fig. 2)
  • 2 pairs ps setae (Fig. 2)
  • 1 segmented palp
  • strongly striate cuticle (Fig. 3)

Number of species

One - L. transitans

Authority

Baker and Pritchard

Distribution

India

Hosts

Ziziphus mauritiana (Rhamnaceae)

Remarks

lives inside galls

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Fig. 1. Larvacarus transitans female dorsum (after Baker & Pritchard 1952).

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Fig. 2. Larvacarus transitans female venter (after Baker & Pritchard 1952).

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Fig. 3. Larvacarus transitans female dorsum.