Welcome in the Superfamily of Uropodoidea, which is part of the Uropodina cohort.
This Superfamily includes the following families, but there is no consensus amongst acarologists on this cohort of Uropodina. This list of families could vary, depending on authors.
- Metagynuridae (illustrated here below)
- Trematuridae (illustrated here below)
- Urodinychidae (not mentionned in Manual of Acarology, Krantz & Walter, 2009)
- Lucid key on Uropodoidea (with a key to adult females of common Uropodoidea)
Quotation from this very good site http://itp.lucidcentral.org :
Ecology. Uropodoids occur in most litter types and are especially common in compost and in mesic to wet forests. Some species infest worm beds, but probably have little effect on the worms. The few species that have been studied are primarily predatory (especially on maggots and nematodes), although some are known to feed on fungi as well. Insects, myriapods, and small lizards are often covered with the phoretic deutonymphs of these mites, each attached by a small anal pedicle.
Books or Website :
We do not know any synthetic work on this family of Trematuridae, if you can pinpoint us such a specific work (web site or book), your contribution is welcome.
Public Key to genera or species unknown !
- Uroobovella pulchella, a case of deutonymph found on Lithobius forficatus.
Metagynuridae family has been erected by Balogh in 1943. Metagynellidae Camin, 1953 is a later synonym for this family. Metagynuridae family is monogeneric. Metagynella is its unique genera, created by Berlese in 1919. Metagynura Balogh, 1943 is a later synonym of Metagynella.
We do not know any synthetic work on this family of Metagynuridae, if you can pinpoint us such a specific work (web site or book), your contribution is welcome.
Public Key o world species unknown (fo both adults or deutonymphs) !
- List of world species of Metagynuridae (probably not updated)
- Brief description of Metagynella genera on LucidCentral (highly recommended website !)
- Deutonymph of Metagynella carpathica, a case of phoresy on Dorcus Parallelipipedus