Brachypoda Kramer, 1875
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
Diagnosis. Larva (modified from Smith 1977 b, 1984 and based upon larvae of B. cornipes Habeeb): Character states of Brachypoda - like mites. Third coxal plate with medial coxal apodeme present and transverse muscle attachment scar present. Posterior edge of third coxal plate bearing prominent lobed projection. Excretory pore plate much larger than excretory pore and nearly triangular in shape, bearing setae ps 1, ps 2, and h 2 posterolaterally with ps 2 displaced anteriorly and medially. Numbers of setae on leg segments as follows: ITi 8 (seta Ti 10 absent); ITa 11 (setae Ta 8 and Ta 14 absent); IITa 11 (setae Ta 8 and Ta 14 absent). Adults (modified from Cook 1974 a, 1975): Character states of Brachypoda - like mites. Dorsal shield of males with a slight bulge posterior to midlength bearing two enlarged glandularia with extremely long associated setae. Ventral shield of males bearing a pronounced ridge extending anterolaterally from genital field. Fourth coxal plate with opening for insertion of fourth leg bearing condyles; lacking a ridge extending posteriorly from region of insertion of fourth legs. Genital field bearing three pairs of acetabula; genital field of males located well anterior to posterior edge of ventral shield and relatively compact, with acetabula not extending laterally beyond level of insertion of fourth leg and without a patch of long setae immediately lateral to acetabula. Excretory pore borne on dorsal shield near posterior edge. Fourth leg of males with genu bearing a patch of spatulate setae distoventrally and a distal projection that extends well beyond level of insertion of tibia, tibia slightly bowed and bearing a row of swimming setae posteriorly, and tarsus slightly expanded distally and bearing modified claw socket with highly modified claws. Pedipalp femur bearing a distoventral projection and tibia bearing a thick seta on a ventral projection.
Type species. Brachypoda paradoxa Lebert = Brachypoda versicolor (Müller). Species included. Brachypoda versicolor (Müller) (Europe), B. cornipes Habeeb (North America), B. ichikawai Imamura (Japan), B. japonensis (Tuzovskij) (Japan), B. nipponica Imamura (Japan), B. rossica Pešić & Semenchencko (Russia).