Tetradonema solenopsis n. sp. (Nematoda: Tetradonematidae) Parasitic on the Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta Buren from Brazil

Nickle, W.R.; Jouvenaz, D.P.

Journal of Nematology 19(3): 311-313


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-300X
PMID: 19290149
Accession: 001700457

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Tetradonema solenopsis n.sp. is described and figured from Solenopsis invicta from Caceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Females are large (1466 micro m long) and sausage shaped with a bluntly rounded tail, while males are small (400 micro m long) and difficult to find. The nematode was fatal to about 25% of the ant colony. S. invicta is a new host record for tetradonematids.