Adult: Palps attenuated distally, palpal solenidion as long as basal palpal segment (Fig. 11). Setae h3 situated on well developed, sclerotized projection on posterior body of female (Fig. 9).
Other diagnostic characters
Phoretic deutonymph: Setae ve present (Fig. 4). Dorsal sclerites strongly punctate (Fig. 1). Coxal apodemes III-IV ending freely (Figs. 4, 5). All coxal fields completely open (Figs. 4, 5). Tarsi IV unmodified, similar to tarsi III (Fig. 7). Pretarsi without long membranous ambulacra, empodial claws arising from tarsal apices, borne on short condylophores (Fig. 6). Empodial claws I-IV well developed, strongly hooked, with basal flange (Fig. 7). Tarsal setae ba I-II present (correlates with character in adult) (Fig. 6). Tarsal seta aa I absent (Fig. 6).
Adult: Ventral subcapitulum without a prominent pattern of external transverse and oblique ridges (Fig. 11). Prodorsum with external vertical setae (ve) present, about half the length of vi, situated on the same transverse line with vi (Fig. 9). Dorsal body surface with rounded mammillations (Fig. 9). Discrete coxal apodemes III and IV present (Fig. 10). Anus situated in the middle between ovipore and posterior edge of body (Fig. 10). Empodial claws arise from tip of short condylophores, close to tarsus (not from elongated condylophores accompanied by enlarged pretarsal ambulacra) (Fig. 12). Claws simple (Fig. 12). Solenidion ω2 of tarsus I subterminal (Fig. 12). Tarsal setae e and f filiform (Fig. 12). Body outline round (Fig. 9).