Description (from Thorne, 1974)
Body practically straight when relaxed. Lips set off by constriction, conical, the region about 1/3 width of neck base. Spear length 1/3 head width with well knobbed extensions. Esophagus enlarged in posterior half by gradual expansion. Cardia cylindroid, 1/3 body width. Ovaries reflexed about halfway to vulva. Eggs were 30 x 80 um. Tail hemispheroid. Male not collected. Specimens slightly smaller, 0.8 : 1.0 mm, than those from Utah.
Habitat: Native grass sod and cultivated soil from Opal and Emmig, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; Elizabeth, Minnesota and Columbus, Nebraska.
DNA Sequences Obtained
|KonzaI BC-140||Konza Prairie|