Diphtherophora lata
Thorne, 1974
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

Measurements (from Thorne, 1974):
L = 0.5 mm; a = 13-18; b = 4.7; c = 40; V = 55
L = 0.6 mm; a = 20; b = 4.6; c = 39; T = 44

Description (from Thorne, 1974):
    Female body straight when relaxed, young specimens being much narrower than adults.  Lip region set off by slight narrowing with low rounded lips and obscure papillae.  Amphid aperture oval, 1/3 width of head.  Spear 16 um long of usual complicated structure as illustrated.  Protrudor muscles a conspicuous feature.  Esophagus almost completely hidden by dense granular body contents, the basal bulb being elongate conoid.  Cardia not seen.  Vulva transverse.  Ovaries reflexed.  Female tail convex-conoid to rounded terminus.
    Male much more slender than female, cylindroid throughout most of its length.  Posterior portion of body slightly arcuate.  Spicula tapering, arcuate, probably resting on a thin trough-like gubernaculum.  Two pore-like ventromedian supplements, their positions indicated by depressed points in the thick cuticle.  Males almost as numerous as females.
    Habitat: Native prairie sod on summit of Medicine Butte and in pasture plots Cottonwood Experiment Station, South Dakota.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
9 Mile 1-28 LP2-03 9-Mile Prairie, First Survey