TitleAGAMERMIS CATADECAUDATA N-SP (NEMATODA, MERMITHIDAE), A PARASITOID OF ORTHOPTERA IN SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsBaker, GL, Poinar, GO
JournalFundamental and Applied Nematology
Volume18
Pagination139-148
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN1164-5571
Abstract

Agamermis catadecaudata n. sp. is a parasitoid of the acridids Phaulacridium vittatum (Sjostedt), Praxibulus exsculptus Rehn and Brachyexarna lobipennis Sjostedt, the tetrigid Paratettix australicus Walker, the katydid Conacephalus sp. and the cricket Bobilla victoriae Otte and Allexander in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. In the laboratory A. catadecaudata n. sp. infected and developed in the acridid Chortoicetes Terminifera (Walker). A. catadecaudata n. sp. is distinguished from all previously described species by the length of the infective juvenile and the position of the node. The infective is decaudate. Adult A. catadecaudata n. sp. are similar to A. decaudata but the egg is smaller and the male has a shorter spicule. Throughout its range there are two forms of preparasitic juvenile the relative abundances of which are variable. An undescribed species, Agamermis sp. aff. sinuosa Kaiser, was recorded in the Southern, Central and Northern Tablelands and was sympatric with A. catadecaudata n. sp. in the Northern Tablelands. The host of A. sp. aff: sinuosa is unknown.

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