Collections of histiostomatid mites from cattle dung and/or dung inhabiting insects from various localities in the Netherlands yielded 5 species which were cultured in the laboratory to obtain all ontogenetic stages. Descriptions are given for all stages in the life-cycles of Histiostoma brevimanus and Myianoetus simplex, species previously known only from deutonymphs, and Aphodanoetus teinophallus, gen. nov., spec. nov. A neotype is designated for H. brevimanus. Ontogenetic character transformations are described for two other species, Histiostoma phyllophorum and Rhopalanoetus fimetarius, species in which only deutonymphs and adults were previously described.

Acari, Astigmata, Histiostomatidae, Rhopalanoetus, Histiostoma, Myianoetus, Aphodanoetus, cattle dung, the Netherlands, morphology, ontogeny, species descriptions, phore- tics of beetles.
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Bongers, M.G.H, Oconnor, B.M, & Lukoschus, F.S. (1985). Morphology and Ontogeny of Histiostomatid Mites (Acari: Astigmata) associated with Cattle Dung in the Netherlands. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 223(1), 1–56.