Flat Mites of the World


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).




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


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


  • red when alive
  • eggs red


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


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


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


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


Fig. 4. Philippipalpus agohoi female posterior venter.


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