Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Trombidiformes : Tydeidae
Genus Proctotydaeus Berlese, 1911
Proctotydaeus Berlese, 1911: 430 (type species Proctotydaeus viator Berlese, 1911 by original designation); André, 1980b: 146; Kazmierski, 1998b: 35.Anolina Price, 1972: 794 (type species Anolina lineata by original designation). Synonymyzed André, 1984.
Proctotydeus Momen, 1990: 19; Khaustov, 1996: 90 (lapsus).
Type speices Proctotydaeus viator Berlese, 1911 by original designation.
General Description. This genus includes 17 species grouped in four subgenera (number of species in parenthesis): Proctotydaeus (4); Neotydeolus Flechtmann et Camargo, 1979 (3); Proctotyduls Kazmierski, 1998 (6); and Oriolella Baker, 1968 (4).
Species of the nominal subgenus are associated with locusts (Acrididae, Orthoptera). The subgenus Oriolella includes species that have been found in barn straw, nests of hawks and owls or on beetles (Coleoptera: Ipidae, Cucujidae). Mites of the subgenus Proctotydulsare found on different plants, straw, ipid beetles (Ipidae), or on noctuid moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). All species of the subgenus Neotydeolus are associated with nests of stingless bees. (Kazmierski, 1998b; Khaustov, 1997).
Species associated with bees.
B. OConnor and P. Klimov ©
Created: May 02, 2012