HEXAMERMIS COCHLEARIUS SP. N. (NEMATODA: MERMITHIDAE) A PARASITE OF DICHROPLUS ELONGATUS GIGLIO-TOS (ORTHOPTERA: ACRIDIIDAE) IN ARGENTINA

S. Patricia Stock, Nora B. Camino

Abstract


Hexamermis cochlearius sp. n. (Nematoda, Mermithidae) was found parasitizing nymphs of Dichroplus elongatus Giglio-Tos, 1894 (Orthoptera: Acridiidae) in Argentina. The species is characterized by the presence of a spoon-like concavity in the tip of each spicule.

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