0.5 mm; a = 10-15; b = 3.7; c
19; V = 57
0.5 mm; a = 12-17; b = 3.8;
= 19; T = 45
straight when relaxed. Cuticle
vey thick, resembling a loose sheath which shifts and wrinkles as the nema
moves. Lip region continuous with neck contour with the usual obscure
Spear and pharynx a very complicated assembly with strong protrudor
muscles. Basal esophageal bulb elongate conoid, usually hidden by
the dense body tissues. Ovaries very long, reflexed.
Males frequently found, slightly less obese
than females. Spicula
straight with spiral muscles about proximal ends. A single ventromedian
porelike supplement present.
Diphtherophora obesum is immediately
recognized by form of anterior end and subdigitate tails.
Habitat: A very common species
collected from virgin and cultivated soil from Boulder, Colorado north
to Glendive, Montana, Downer, Minnesota and Ames, Iowa.