A NEW SPECIES OF GASTROMERMIS (NEMATODA: MERMITHIDAE) A PARASITE OF SIMULIUM PERTINAX (DIPTERA: SIMULIIDAE) IN ARGENTINA

CAMINO, NORA B.; VILLALOBOS, CRISTINA DE

Abstract


Gastromermis iguazuensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Mermithidae) was found parasitizing larvae of the blackfly Simulium pertinax (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Argentina. The species is characterized by the long, muscular, S-shaped and cylindrical vagina, simple spicule, three rows of genital papillae comprising 19 preanal papillae and 12 postanal papillae in the ventral row and 18 lateral papillae in each of the lateral rows.

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