Rhagidiidae - Poecilophysis sp.
Group Guild Status
Troglobiont? Predator Rare
Two specimens of a species of Poecilophysis were found during the initial study in the LEM Room and Main Corridor. Poecilophysis mites are predators that occur in soil, leaf litter, and caves (Welbourn 1999). No Poecilophysis were found during the recent study. Species of Poecilophysis recorded from caves include at least one eutroglophile (P. weyerensis; Elliott 2007) and one cave obligate species (P. wolmsdorfensis; Culver et al. 2003).
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