Flat Mites of the World

Philippipalpus

Key characters

  • c2, d2, f2 absent (Figs. 1-2)
  • h2 not elongate
  • anterior margin of prodorsum with notch extending posterior to v2 (Figs. 1-3)
  • ventral, genital and anal plates not developed (Figs. 4-5)
  • 3 pairs ps setae (Fig. 4)
  • 5 segmented palp

Similar taxa

Chaudhripalpus - e2 absent

Tegopalpus - e2 absent

Number of species

Four - P. agohoi; and three new species P. belah, P. flumaquercus, P. nigraquercus (Beard, Seeman and Bauchan 2014).

Authority

Corpuz-Raros

Distribution

The Philippines, and recently Australia (Beard et al. accepted Zootaxa).

Hosts

Allocasuarina littoralis, Casuarina cristata, C. cunninghamiana, C. equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae)

Colour

  • red when alive
  • eggs red

Remarks

This is a recently redescribed genus (see Beard, Seeman & Bauchan (2014).

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Fig. 1. Philippipalpus nigraquercus sp. nov. Seeman & Beard, adult female dorsum.

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Fig. 2. Philippipalpus agohoi female dorsum, posterior setae h1-2 not in focus (type specimen).

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Fig. 3. Philippipalpus agohoi female dorsum (type specimen).

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Fig. 4. Philippipalpus agohoi female posterior venter.

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Fig. 5. Philippipalpus agohoi female venter, with detail of genital region (ps3 visible; oviduct extruded, obscuring ps1-2) (type specimen).