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1 September 2009 Morphology of Eniochthonius minutissimus (Berlese, 1904) and Hypochthonius rufulus C. L. Koch, 1835 (Acari: Oribatida: Hypochthonioidea)
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The morphology of all juvenile stages of Eniochthonius minutissimus (Berlese, 1904) is redescribed and illustrated, that of the larva and successive nymphs of Hypochthonius rufulus C. L. Koch, 1835, is described and illustrated for the first time, and the ontogeny of both species is compared. These species differ mainly in the body shape, size and colour, the nature of transverse scissures on the dorsum of hysterosoma, the presence of the e-series setae, some setal formulae (gastronotal, genital, aggenital and segments PS-AN), and ontogeny of leg setation.

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Stanisław Seniczak, Roy A. Norton, and Anna Seniczak "Morphology of Eniochthonius minutissimus (Berlese, 1904) and Hypochthonius rufulus C. L. Koch, 1835 (Acari: Oribatida: Hypochthonioidea)," Annales Zoologici 59(3), 373-386, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345409X476440
Received: 7 April 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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