Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Trombidiformes : Ereynetidae
Genus Ereynetes Berlese, 1883
Ereynetes Berlese, 1883: tav. 21 (type species Acarus limacum non Linnaeus, 1758 (=Ereynetes galeatus Berlese, 1923) by original designation); Hunter et Cross, 1968: 155; Fain and Camerik, 1994: 153 (Their synonymy).
Type speices Acarus limacum non Linnaeus, 1758 (=Ereynetes galeatus Berlese, 1923) by original designation
General Description. This genus includes five subgenera and 51 species free-living predators that live in mosses, lichens, leaf litter, bat guano, dung, scarabaeid beetles, nests of mammals and birds, rotting wood, galleries of bark beetles and under bark (Fain and Camerik, 1994). Two subgenera and two species have been found in nests of bees.
Species associated with bees.
Key to subgenera and species of Ereynetes associated with bees|
|1||Eyes present. (subgenus Ereynetes). Genual seta k'' (nude satellite seta of ereynetal organ) about 2 times shorter than l'' (pectinated seta, associated with k'') || |
- ||Eyes absent. (subgenus Anereynetes Fain, 1964). Genual seta k'' (nude satellite seta of ereynetal organ) almost as long as l'' (pectinated seta, associated with k'') || |
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Created: April 26, 2012