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BackgroundMechanical defenses are very common and diverse in prey species, for example in oribatid mites. Here, the probably most… Expand Three new species of ptyctimous oribatid mites, Oribotritia mahunkai sp. n., Protophthiracarus mahunkai sp. n. and Atropacarus… Expand Two new species of oribatid mites, Temburongia similanensis sp. nov. (Synichotritiidae) and Austrophthiracarus trapezoides sp… Expand Ptychoidy is a mechanical predator defence in some groups of Oribatida (Acari), where the animals can retract their legs into the… Expand — The fauna of ptyctimous mites of the Neotropical Region is described and analysed. The number of species known from this region… Expand Abstract. Ptyctimous mites from Florida are represented by 38 species (plus one nom. dubium), including 15 Phthiracaroidea, 19… Expand Descriptions and illustrations of three new species of Euphthiracaroidea from Africa: Oribotritia bicarinata sp. nov., O… Expand