Ellingsenius indicus Chamberlin, 1932


Original combination: Ellingsenius indicus

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:12bb02c4-8991-48a7-8995-926b24c7e2df

Taxonomic references

Chelifer sp.:

Chamberlin, 1931a: n/a, fig. 18t

Ellingsenius indicus

Chamberlin, 1932a: 36–37 original description
Beier, 1932e: 276–277
Beier, 1937c: 633–634, figs 1–2
Roewer, 1937: 316
Beier, 1948b: 459
Chamberlin, 1949: 52–57, figs a–k
Subbiah, Mahadevan and Janakiraman, 1957: 155–156, fig. 1 (mislabelled as ""Acanthasyis"")
Murthy and Ananthakrishnan, 1977: 158
Murthy and Venkataramanan, 1985: 34–35
Murthy and Venkataramanan, 1986: 54–55
Sudarsanam and Murthy, 1990: 721–722
Harvey, 1991a: 500
Donovan and Paul, 2005: n/a, fig. 2
Paul, Donovan and Sudarsanam, 2005: 70
Donovan and Paul, 2006: 867–869, figs 1–7
Gonzalez, Mantilla and Mahnert, 2008: 471
Chhosyaki, 2012: 1–64
Thapa, Wongsiri, Lee and Choi, 2013: 219–214, figs 1–3

Distribution table

Realm: Indo-Malaya

Type locality: Udagamandalam [as Ootacamund], Tamil Nadu, India.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Udagamandalam 11.383333 76.7
Type repository
  • Holotype male ("Madras Museum", JC-540.01001)
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Beier, M. (1932e). Pseudoscorpionidea II. Subord. C. Cheliferinea. Tierreich 58: i–xxi, 1–294. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1937c). Some remarks on Ellingsenius indicus Chamberlin (Pseudoscorpionidea). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 20: 633–634. -- Show included taxa

Beier, M. (1948b). Phoresie und Phagophilie bei Pseudoscorpionen. Österreichische Zoologische Zeitschrift 1: 441–497. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1931a). The arachnid order Chelonethida. Stanford University Publications, Biological Sciences 7(1): 1–284. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1932a). A synoptic revision of the generic classification of the chelonethid family Cheliferidae Simon (Arachnida) (continued). Canadian Entomologist 64: 17–21, 35–39. -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, J.C. (1949). New and little-known false scorpions from various parts of the world (Arachnida, Chelonethida), with notes on structural abnormalities in two species. American Museum Novitates 1430: 1–57. -- Show included taxa

Chhosyaki, K.P. (2012). Pseudoscorpion relationship to arthropods within honeybee colonies: the pseudoscorpion Ellingsenius indicus Chamberlain relationship to other arthropod species within honeybee colonies. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co KG, Germany. -- Show included taxa

Donovan, B.J. & Paul, F. (2005). Pseudoscorpions: the forgotten beneficials inside beehives and their potential for management for control of Varroa and other arthropod pests. Bee World 86: 82–86. -- Show included taxa

Donovan, B.J. & Paul, F. (2006). Pseudoscorpions to the rescue. American Bee Journal 38991: 867–869. -- Show included taxa

Gonzalez, V.H., Mantilla, B. & Mahnert, V. (2008). A new host record for Dasychernes inquilinus (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae), with an overview of pseudoscorpion-bee relationships. Journal of Arachnology 35: 470–474. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1991a). Catalogue of the Pseudoscorpionida. Manchester University Press, Manchester. -- Show included taxa

Murthy, V.A. & Ananthakrishnan, T.N. (1977). Indian Chelonethi. Oriental Insects Monograph 4: 1–210. -- Show included taxa

Murthy, V.A. & Venkataramanan, R. (1985). Contribution to the biology of the pseudoscorpion, Ellingsenius indicus Chamberlain [sic]. Indian Bee Journal 47: 34–35. -- Show included taxa

Murthy, V.A. & Venkataramanan, R. (1986). Ellingsenius indicus (Arachnida; Chelonethi) as a tool to the assessment of the settling nature of honey bee (Apis cerana indica) colony, in a new habitat. Indian Bee Journal 48: 54–55. -- Show included taxa

Paul, F., Donovan, B.J. & Sudarsanam, D. (2005). Bee associate pseudoscorpions - potentially manageable enemies of bee enemies, International Beekeeping Congress, November 13th-18th, 2005, Bangalore, India. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1937). Chelonethi oder Pseudoskorpione. In: Bronns, H.G. (ed.) Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(6)(1): 161–320. -- Show included taxa

Subbiah, M.S., Mahadevan, V. & Janakiraman, R. (1957). A note on the occurrence of an arachnid - Ellingsenius indicus Chamberlin - infesting bee hives in South India. Indian Journal of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandary 27: 155–156. -- Show included taxa

Sudarsanam, D. & Murthy, V.A. (1990). Phoretic association of the pseudoscorpion Ellingsenius indicus with Apis cerana indica. In: Veeresh, G.K, Mallik, B. and Viraktamath, C. (ed.) Social insects and the environment E.J.Brill, Leiden: 721–722. -- Show included taxa

Thapa, R., Wongsiri, S., Lee, M.L. & Choi, Y.S. (2013). Predatory behaviour of pseudoscorpions (Ellingsenius indicus) associated with Himalayan Apis cerana.. Journal of Apicultural Research 52: 219–226. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-07-08 New taxonomic reference entry Thapa, Wongsiri, Lee and Choi, 2013