Acrobeloides maximus
(Thorne, 1925) Thorne, 1937
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

L = 1.2 mm; a = 18.2; b = 5.7; c = 20; V = 70.0%
The duplex lips are separated by shallow axils and bear a circlet of minute papillae.  The labial probolae appear as three low, rounded, smooth, thin plates set close about the mouth.  The three posterior sets of pharyngeal plates apparently are undeveloped but that portion of the pharynx is heavily cutinized.  The median swelling of the esophagus is well developed.  The intestine is at once one-third the body width but gradually expands until it is five-sixths.  The posterior lip of the vulva is huge, the anterior small.  The ovary is reflexed to within one tail-length of the anus.  The posterior lip of the anus is distinctly raised above the anterior which is continuous with the body contour.  Male unknown.
    From decaying pea roots at Logan, Utah, and sugar beet field near Salem, Utah.
(Description- Thorne, 1925)

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaIII FF-94 Konza Prairie, First survey