Dorylaimoides micoletzkyi
(de Man, 1921) Thorne & Swanger, 1936
Syn.: Dorylaimus micoletzkyi de Man, 1921
Photo Gallery- Homestead Prairie

1.6 mm; a = 37; b = 6.1; c == 22; V = 44
1.4 mm; a = 38; b = 5.8; c = 21; T = 64

Body very arcuate, especially in posterior portion of male.  Tails of both sexes digitate, often slightly bent dorsally, a very distinct, indentifying feature.  Lip region rounded, not twisted as frequently occurs in other species.  Lateral fields about 1/3 body width, without visible pores.  Spear 10u long with dorsal side extended much farther than ventral with very short aperture.  Guiding ring narrow, refractive.  Esophagus with posterior enlargement about 21/2 body widths long and 1/3 body width.  Cardia conoid.  Intestine with rather large, dark refractive granules, especially in anterior portion.  Prerectum length 4-5 times body width, rectum much longer than anal body diameter.  Vulva with muscular labia.  Vagina extending about halfway across body.  Uterine branches acting as elongate spermathecae, often packed with great numbers of sperms.  Ovaries reflexed 1/3 distance to vulva.  Males numerous, their tails usually bent dorsally.  Supplements 4-6, mammiform.  Spicula with small ventral angle.
Dorylaimoides micoletzkyi is immediately recognized by the tail form.

Habitat:  Cultivated and virgin soil from Bear Butte, Wilmot, Sisseton and other points in South Dakota; Belmont, North Dakota and Barnesville, Minnesota.
(Description- Thorne, 1974)