Catalogue and historical overview of juvenile instars of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida).

  title={Catalogue and historical overview of juvenile instars of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida).},
  author={Roy A. Norton and Sergey G. Ermilov},
Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) comprise a taxonomically and morphologically diverse suborder of about 10,000 described species, not including the hyporder Astigmata, with collectively a global distribution. They are primarily soil and litter inhabitants, feeding on fungi and decaying plant remains with various levels of specificity. Though all five active instars are important for reasons that relate to both ecology and systematics, most species are known only as adults. Our purpose was to… 
Accelerating studies on the ontogeny and morphological diversity in immature mites.
A survey of papers published during the last three years in five main acarological journals and two other main zoological journals with mite papers showed only 3% to 19% of these with descriptions of immatures, but among the 151 species included in these papers as many as 61% have full data on the ontogeny (Liu Zhang 2018).
Seasonal Dynamics of Oribatid Mites (Acari, Oribatida) in a Bog in Poland
Two species, Liacarus acutus and Dissorhina ornata peloponnesiaca are reported for the first time for the Polish fauna; both were found only in one season showing that sampling throughout the year is important to determine biodiversity.
Contribution to the knowledge of the oribatid mite genus Unguizetes (Acari, Oribatida, Mochlozetidae)
  • S. Ermilov
  • Biology
    Systematic and Applied Acarology
  • 2016
The taxonomic status of the mochlozetid genus Calugarella is discussed, resulting in the following taxonomic proposal: Unguizetes Sellnick, 1925 is a senior subjective synonym ofCalugarella J. Balogh & P.Balogh, 1992 (syn. nov.).
To the knowledge of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) of the Comoro lslands
An updated generic diagnosis and an identification key to the known subgenera and species of Uracrobates are presented and all oribatid mite taxa of the Comoro Islands, including 41 species, 30 genera and 19 families are provided.
Diverse Sphagnum Mosses Support Rich Moss Mite Communities (Acari, Oribatida) in Mires of Western Norway
Localities, Sphagnum subgenera, and wetness gradient affected significantly the oribatid communities, so these factors should be taken into consideration in studies of the Oribatida in mires.
Diverse Mite Communities (Acari: Oribatida, Mesostigmata) from a Broadleaf Forest in Western Norway
Mites of two groups, Oribatida and Mesostigmata, were studied in a broadleaf forest in western Norway, where 15 of the oribatid species were first records for Norway, including six new to Fennoscandia.
Taxonomy and ecology of the Arctic oribatid mite Svalbardia lucens comb. nov. (Acari, Oribatida, Ceratozetidae): resolving a longstanding confusion
The frequent occurrence of S. lucens in Pleistocene deposits and its strong dependence on moisture make this species a reliable “type fossil” in paleoclimatic reconstructions.
A survey of lifespans in Oribatida excluding Astigmata (Acari)
This contribution provides an update on the duration of life cycles and lifespans of oribatid mites based on a literature review. The total lifespan is the sum of the immature developmental time (egg
Contribution to the knowledge of oribatid mites of the family Lohmanniidae (Acari, Oribatida) from South Africa
A new species of Lohmannia is described from the nest of termites of the Franklin Game Reserve on Naval Hill, Bloemfontein, based on the adult and tritonymphal instar.
A new genus of Cepheidae and reassessment of the family (Acari: Oribatida)
A new genus Roycepheus is proposed, based on Cepheus pustulatus, known from Hawaii, which is redescribe here, and the potential synonymies of Sphodrocepheus with Tritegeus, and Reticulocepheus as well as Oribatodes with CEPheus are discussed.


In this review, the scientific achievements this lineage has enabled while becoming a model system for general zoology, ecology and evolution are summarized.
Six species of oribatid mites in six genera were recorded from a variety of arboreal habitats in western Canada, including the canopy of temperate rainforest, montane forest, and the leaves of shrubs, with a new observation being that adults have seven pairs of notogastral porose areas.
Revision of the family Oppiidae Grandjean 1953 (Acarina, Oribatei)
The new division of the family Oppiidae proposes only 4 genera, grouped in two subfamilies, in line with the differences in walking behaviour: both the juvenile and adult individuals of the subfamily Oppiinae agitate the first pair of legs before putting them down, while members of the other subfamily walk without agitating their legs.
Genera of Gymnodamaeidae (Acari: Oribatida: Plateremaeoidea) of Canada, with notes on some nomenclatorial problems
It is demonstrated that seven previously described genera based on North American species can be separated from Gymnodamaeus s.l.s. and the similarity between the cerotegumental pustules in the GymNodamaeidae and the epicuticular wax crystalloids on the leaves of plants such as the water lotus is discussed and they may have a similar water repellent “Lotus-effect.
A review of the ecology and distribution of Protoribates (Oribatida, Oripodoidea, Haplozetidae) in Alberta, Canada, with the description of a new species.
The oribatid mite genus Protoribates Berlese (Haplozetidae) is reviewed for North America and the genus diagnosis is revised to account for the North American species, Protoribates robustior (Jacot,
Oribatid Mites from Marine Littoral and Freshwater Habitats in India with Remarks on World Species of Thalassozetes (Acari: Oribatida)
A new species of oribatid mites found in marine coastal and semi-aquatic, freshwater habitats during a flood in India is described, and a newly revised diagnosis is proposed for this genus, Thalassozetes tenuisetosus sp.
Feeding biology of oribatid mites : a minireview
It is concluded that oribatid mites are generalists with a certain degree of specialization concerning their food resources, and molecular methods appear to be a promising tool to study the gut content of orib atid mite mites in the future.
Trends in acarology : proceedings of the 12th international congress
A comparison between a temperate and a tropical species, and two novel adaptations for dispersal in the mite family Histiostomatidae, are presented.
Mycobatidae (Acari: Oribatida) of North America
Three new mycobatid species from North America are described and three new distribution records are given for Guatemalozetes danos Behan-Pelletier and Ryabinin and Minunthozetes semirufus.
Systematic status of Oribatula Berlese, 1895 (Acari: Oribatida: Oribatulidae) in the light of the ontogeny of three species
The morphology of juveniles of the species investigated here does not support the importance of translamella, and Zygoribatula should be considered a junior synonym of Oribatula.