Heterodera longicolla, n. sp. (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) from Buffalo-grass (Buchloë dactyloides) in Kansas

A. M. Golden, O. J. Dickerson


Heterodera longicolla n. sp., a member of the H. goettingiana group, is described and illustrated from roots of buffalo-grass, Buchloë dactyloides (Nutt.) Engelm., in Manhattan, Kansas. This new abullate species, having second-stage larvae with only three lines in the lateral field, is most closely related to H. cyperi Golden, Rau & Cobb, 1962, but differs particularly in having a shorter stylet in larvae, males and females; in possessing only three annules on the head of larvae and males; in having a shorter tail in larvae; and by the presence on cysts of a small anus without a circum-anal pattern. Key Words: taxonomy, morphology.

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