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Taxonavigation: Tydeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordo: Acariformes
Ordo: Trombidiformes
Subordo: Prostigmata
Cohort: Eupodina
Superfamilia: Tydeoidea

Familia: Tydeidae
Subfamilia: Tydeinae
Genus: Lorryia
Species (1): L. superba


Lorryia Oudemans, 1925


  • Feminine

Type species[edit]

(Short) history[edit]

The genus Lorryia was created by Oudemans (1925) with L. superba as the type species. The description of the genus took only one line: "Lorryia=Tydeus met ééne klauw aan elken poot !" which means "Lorryia=Tydeus with one claw to each leg". Oudemans (1928a: 229–232; 1928b: 380) confirmed that the genus Lorryia was unique in having only one claw whereas all the other related species had two claws.

Later, Oudemans changed his mind and concluded (1929a: 481) "Op die gronden wensch ik de diagnose van het genus Lorryia te wijzingen als volgt : als Tydeus, maar dorsaal met geheel, of gedeeltelijk netvormige structuur". The translation is: "On this basis, I wish to modify the diagnosis of the genus Lorryia as follows: as Tydeus, but dorsally with entirely or partly reticulated pattern".

Baker (1944, 1965, 1968) maintained the last definition of the genus Lorryia based on the integument reticulation. This first interpretaion was followed by Kaźmierski (1998).

André (1980) observed that most Lorryia species had the same chaetotaxy as the genus Tydeus, as it was defined by Baker (1965). Accordingly, he decided to synonymize Lorryia with Tydeus. The genus was however reestablished in its pristine state by André (2005: 981–982). This interpretation is followed by Silva et al. (2016: 29).


  • André H.M. 1980. A generic revision of the family Tydeidae (Acari: Actinedida). IV. Generic descriptions, keys and conclusions. Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Royale Belge d'Entomologie 116(4/6): 103–168.
  • André, H.M. 2005. In search of the true Tydeus (Acari: Tydeidae). Journal of Natural History 39: 975–1001. Reference page
  • Baker, E.W. 1944. Seis especies de Lorryia (Acarina, Tydeidae). Anales del Instituto de Biología de México 15: 215–222.
  • Baker, E.W. 1965. A review of the genera of the family Tydeidae (Acarina). In: Naegele J.A. (ed.). Advances in acarology 2. Ithaca (NY): Cornell University Press. p 96–133.
  • Baker, E.W. 1968. The genus Lorryia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61: 986–1008.
  • Kaźmierski, A. 1998. Tydeinae of the world: generic relationships, new and redescribed taxa and keys to all species. A revision of the subfamilies Pretydeinae and Tydeinae (Acari: Actinedida: Tydeidae) - part 4. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 41(2): 283–455.
  • Oudemans, A.C. 1925. Acarologische aanteekeningen LXXIX. Entomologische Berichten 7: 26–34 [481].
  • Oudemans, A.C. 1928a (1927). Acari uit Ambon. Zoologische Mededelingen 10: 185–237.
  • Oudemans, A.C. 1928b. Acarologische aanteekeningen XCIV. Entomologische Berichten 7: 374–382.
  • Oudemans, A.C. 1929a. Kritisch historisch Overzicht der Acarologie. Tweede Gedeelde. Tijdschrifte voor Entomologie 72 (Suppl): I–XVII, 1–1097.
  • Silva, G.L. da, Metzelthin, M.H., Silva, O.S. da & Ferla, N.J. 2016. Catalogue of the mite family Tydeidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with the world key to the species. Zootaxa 4135(1): 1–68. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4135.1.1. Reference page