Flat Mites of the World


Key characters

  • d2, f2 absent (Figs. 1, 2)
  • h2 not elongate
  • rounded body
  • anterior margin of prodorsum smoothly rounded, without notch or projection
  • ventral, genital and anal plates not developed
  • 2 pairs ps setae (Fig. 3)
  • 4 segmented palp, with single solenidion distally (Fig. 4)
  • solenidia on tarsus I-II long (Fig. 5)
  • claws claw-like
  • cuticle striate

Number of species

One - M. queenslandica


Baker and Pritchard




Eucalytpus racemosa (Myrtaceae)


Fig. 1. Macfarlaniella queenslandica female dorsum (after Baker & Pritchard 1962).


Fig. 2. Macfarlaniella queenslandica female dorsum (type).


Fig. 3. Macfarleniella queenslandica female venter (after Baker & Pritchard 1962).


Fig. 4. Macfarleniella queenslandica female palp tarsus (type).


Fig. 5. Macfarleniella queenslandica female tarsus I solenidion (type).