Flat Mites of the World


Key characters

  • c1, c2, d1, d2, e1, e2, f2, f3 absent (c1 present in T. panajiensis) (Fig. 1)
  • h2 not elongate
  • no dorsal central setae present (c1 present in T. panajiensis)
  • no setae in f series present (Figs. 1-3)
  • anterior margin of prodorsum with forked projection (Fig. 4)
  • ventral and genital plates weaklyl developed, apparently fused (Figs. 5, 6)
  • 2 pairs of ps setae (Fig. 5)
  • 3 segmented palp (Fig. 7)
  • dorsal setae long (except h1, h2)

Number of species

Six - T. delhiensis, T. dehlonensis, T. karachiensis, T. panajiensis, T. psidi, T.serratus


Anwarullah and Khan


India, Pakistan


Combretaceae, Myrtaceae


Fig. 1. Terminalichus karachiensis female dorsum (after Anwarullah & Khan 1973).


Fig. 2. Terminalichus sp. female dorsum.


Fig. 3. Terminalichus sp. female posterior dorsum.


Fig. 4. Terminalichus sp. female prodorsum.


Fig. 5. Terminalichus karachiensis female venter (after Anwarullah & Khan 1973).


Fig. 6. Terminalichus sp. female posterior venter.


Fig. 7. Terminalichus sp. female gnathosoma with palps.