G. Weigmann


Gerd Weigmann Institute of Zoology,
Koenigin-Luise-Str. 1 – 3, 14195 Berlin, Deutschland;


Re-description of Cultroribula berolina Weigmann, 2006 (Acari, Oribatida, Astegistidae) from Germany with a key for the European species


The oribatid mite Cultroribula berolina Weigmann, 2006 (Astegistidae), recently briefly described in a determination key, is re-described in more detail and compared with similar congeners. Additionally, taxonomical remarks on the genus and discussions on some species are presented. The main characters of C. berolina are: rostrum distally with three distinct teeth, cusps of lamellae with rounded tips, tutorium blade-like with long acute tip, sensillus long-claviform with short stalk, 10 pairs of fine notogastral setae, legs monodactylous, body length about 255 – 285 μm.


Taxonomy, systematics, Europe