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3 January 2018 Morphological ontogeny of Platyliodes scaliger (Acari, Oribatida, Neoliodidae), with comments on Platyliodes Berlese
Stanisław Seniczak, Anna Seniczak, Sławomir Kaczmarek
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Abstract

The morphological ontogeny of Platyliodes scaliger (C.L. Koch, 1839) is described and illustrated. The adult of this species has a flattened notogaster, with two pairs of leaf-like setae on its posterior end. The adult and nymphs carry the exuvial scalps of previous instars on the dorsal part of the hysterosoma. The cuticle of the juveniles is plicate, and the larva has 10 pairs of gastronotal setae (c1 and dp absent), whereas the nymphs have six pairs (h- and p-series). The nymphs also have a posterior excrescence, which bears a long, setiform seta h1, and a clearly shorter, leaf-like seta p1. During the ontogeny of P. scaliger, the number of gastronotal setae is highly reduced from 10 pairs in the larva to six pairs in the nymphs, and four pairs in the adult (h1 and p-series remain).

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Stanisław Seniczak, Anna Seniczak, and Sławomir Kaczmarek "Morphological ontogeny of Platyliodes scaliger (Acari, Oribatida, Neoliodidae), with comments on Platyliodes Berlese," Systematic and Applied Acarology 23(1), 25-41, (3 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.23.1.3
Received: 2 October 2017; Accepted: 30 November 2017; Published: 3 January 2018
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