Genus Hoplotylus

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ORDER RHABDITIDA
INFRAORDER TYLENCHOMORPHA
            Family Pratylenchidae
                        Genus Hoplotylus

 


“Strong sexual dimorphism present in anterior body. Deirids absent (said to be present in the male of H. femina). Female labial area dome-shaped; cephalic sclerotization strong. Stylet strong with basal knobs rounded of provided with anterior processes.
Oesophageal glands in line, with moderate dorsal overlap of the intestine. Oesophago-intestinal valve undeveloped. Posterior genital branch reduced to a post uterine sac. Tail elongate-conical, rounded terminaly. Male lip region, high, asymmetrical (dorsal sectors higher), not or only slightly set-off; cephalic sclerotization weak; stylet and oesophagus reduced. Gubernaculum not protruding. Caudal alae sub-terminal.” From Powers and Mullin website http://nematode.unl.edu/  
References:

Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website. http://nematode.unl.edu/