Flat Mites of the World

Tenuilichus

Key characters

  • c1, c2, d1, d2, e1, e2, f2 absent (Fig. 1)
  • h2 elongate (Fig. 1)
  • no dorsal central or dorsal sublateral setae present
  • anterior margin of prodorsum with forked projection, prongs directed anteriorly
  • ventral plate indicated by change in cuticle
  • genital and anal plates not developed
  • 2 pairs ps setae
  • 3 segmented palp

Similar taxa

Tenuipalpus - has setae d1, e1 present; c1 present/absent.

Number of species

Two - T. malvae, T. striatus

Authority

Mohanasundaram

Distribution

India

Hosts

Only the host for T. malvae is recorded - an unidentified species of Malvaceae

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Fig. 1. Tenuilichus malvae female dorsum (after Mohanasundaram 1988).