Axonchium micans
Thorne, 1939
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie
Photo Gallery- Nine-Mile Prairie

2.8 mm; a = 40; b = 3.8; c = 70; V = 53

Head set off by slight depression.  Spear somewhat fusiform, about as long as width of lip region.  Amphids forming a deep pocket about lips.  About 2/3 of esophagus enlarged.  Cardia cylindroid.  Anterior uterine branch 2-3 times as long as body width.  Posterior ovary reflexed about 1/2 its length.  Prerectum length 4-5 times body width. Tails bluntly rounded with conspicuous radial striae, slightly longer than those of type specimens from forest soil near Washington, D. C.

Habitat:  A rare species from native sod, Columbus and Valentine Nebraska; Norwich, North Dakota; and cottonwood near Brookings, South Dakota.
(Description- Thorne, 1974)

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Konza IAA-53 Konza Prairie, first survey