Two new species of Diphtherophora (Diphtherophoridae, Nematoda) from Bulgaria

S. Nedelchev, B. M. Choleva


During a survey of the nematode fauna of raspberry plantations in south Bulgaria two underscribed species belonging to the family Diphtherophoridae were found. They possess characteristics of the genus Diphtherophora, but also show some differences, and when more species are described it would be possible to re-organize the species of Diphtherophora into new subgenera/genera. The two species are described below. The nematodes were extracted from soil samples by means of Cobb's wet sieve technique, killed by heat, fixed in T.A.F. and mounted in glycerine. Measurements were made with a disc micrometer.

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