TitlePsammomermis sericesthidis n. sp. (Nematoda: Mermithidae), a parasitoid of pasture feeding scarab larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in southeastern Australia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBaker, GL, Poinar, GO, Campbell, AJ
JournalFundamental and Applied Nematology
Type of ArticleJournal Article

Psammomermis sericesthidis n. sp. is a parasitoid of the larvae of the beetles Sericesthis geminata Boisduval and Sericesthis nigrolineata (Boisduval) (Melolonthinae), Dasygnathus sp., Anoplognathus sp. (Rutelinae), Heteronyx sp. and Anamalomorpha sp. (Dynastinae) in the tablelands of the south-eastern part of Australia. P. sericesthidis n. sp. can be distinguished from all other described species of Psammomermis, except P. acricephala Ipatjeva & Pimenova 1985, in possessing a single cephalic hypodermal peg. P. sericesthidis n. sp. differs from P. acricephala in the shape of the head, size and position of the amphids, and considerably greater body length.

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