Aporcelaimellus capitatus
(Thorne and Swanger, 1936)  Heyns, 1965
Synonyms: Dorylaimus capitatus  Thorne and Swanger, 1936
Eudorylaimus capitatus  (T. and S., 1936)  And. 1959
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie
Photo Gallery- Nine-mile Prairie

2.8 mm; a = 44; b = 4.6; c = 55; V = 56

Bodyalmost straight when relaxed, slightly arcuate posteriorly. Lip region discoid about 1/8 width of neck base, angular with prominent papillae.  Lateral field about 1/8 body width.  Spear 14u long, with aperture occupying about 1/2 of its length. Esophagus enlarged by gradual expansion in posterior 3/5.  Dorsal esophageal gland nucleus very prominent.  Cardia a very thin disc, then elongate hemispheroid.  Intestine with thin walls, the cells packed with very fine granules. Vulva transverse, vagina of unusual form as illustrated.  Ovaries reflexed two thirds back to vulva.  An egg was 45 x 105u.  Prerectum length 3 times body width.  Males not found and gravid females contained no sperms.

Habitat: From cultivated and virgin soil throughout the Northern Great Plains from Colorado to Montana.

DNA Sequence Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaIV CC-25 Konza Prairie, First survey