Chiloplacus symmetricus
(Thorne, 1925) Thorne, 1937
Syn.:  Acrobeles (Acrobeloides) symmetricus Thorne, 1925
Cephalobus symmetricus (Thorne, 1925) Steiner, 1935
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie
Genus Comparisons- Cephalobidae

Female, 0.6-0.9 mm; a = 18-20; b = 4-5; c = 17-20; V = 66
Male, 0.75 mm; a = 26; b = 4.6; c = 17

Edges of the lateral fields raised and easily visible.  Cephalic axils heavily cuticularized but not forming probolae.  Labial probolae apparently symmetrical and bifurcate for about 1/4 to 1/2 their length.  All the rhabdions of the stoma well developed; a denticle present on the dorsal metarhabdion.  Ovary sometimes without double flexure behind the vulva.  Male with 8-9 pairs of papillae; 3 pairs pre-anal, subventral, 2 pairs post-anal, subventral, and 3 or 4 pairs post-anal, lateral or subdorsal.
(Description- Goodey, 1963)

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaIII FF-137 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaIII CC-55 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaIII CD-34 Konza Prairie, First survey