Aberoptus championus

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Aberoptus championus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Prostigmata
Family: Eriophyidae
Genus: Aberoptus
Species: A. championus
Binomial name
Aberoptus championus
Huang, 2005

Aberoptus championus is a species of mite belonging to the family Eriophyidae. It is only known from females collected from underneath the leaves of Bauhinia championii in central Taiwan.

This is a virtually microscopic animal, with a length of only 120 μm. It is flattened and fusiform in shape. It can be distinguished from its closest congener, Aberoptus platessoides, by the lack of setae on the tibiae of the first pair of legs.

References[edit]

  • Kun-Wei Huang (2005). "Eriophyoid mites of Taiwan: Description of one new species of Aberoptinae from Hueysuen (Acari:Eriophyoidea:Eriophyidae)". Formosan Entomologist. 25: 127–130.