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J Nematol. 1986 Jul;18(3):317-9.

Strelkovimermis spiculatus n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda) Parasitizing Aedes albifasciatus Mac. (Culicidae: Diptera) in Argentina.

Abstract

Strelkovimermis spiculatus n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda), a parasite of the mosquito Aedes albifasciatus Mac. in Argentina, is described. Diagnostic characters of this species include a ventrally shifted mouth opening and spicules fused at the tips. The mermithid has been reared on Culex pipiens L. larvae in the laboratory.

KEYWORDS:

Aedes albifasciatus; Strelkovimermis spiculatus; mermithid nematode; mosquito; taxonomy

PMID:
19294184
PMCID:
PMC2618561
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