Dorylaimellus virginianus
Cobb, 1913
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie
Photo Gallery- Nine-mile Prairie

1.5 mm; a = 37; b = 3.3; c = 43; V = 58
1.5 mm; a = 43; b = 3.7; c = 37; T = 57
     Body usually twisted until the huge amphid pouches are seen from a dorsal or ventral view, setting off lip region by deep constriction.  Lateral fields composed of series of conspicuous cells, each with a distinct pore.  Refractive pieces about entrance to oral opening. Spear tripartitie with well developed basal flanges.  A fusiform enlargement in esophagus a short distance behind spear.  Esophagus enlarged in posterior 3/5, with strong muscular sheath which may sometimes be slightly spiral.  Cardia elongate conoid.  prerectum length of female about 4 times body wiidth, that of male extending slightly past range of supplements.Tails slightly digitate to conoid.

Habitat: A single collection from native prairie sod by highway just east of Dunniston, North Dakota.
 Description- Thorne, 1974

{Gerald Thorne's note:  'Small numbers of Dorylaimellus were found scattered about the region but only two species were definantly identified, the remainder must await a study of over 40 species of the genus which have been described.'}

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
9Mile 9-22 LP2-26 9 Mile Prairie, First Survey
Konza FS 40 Konza Prairie, Preliminary Survey
Konza IBB-15 Konza Prairie, First Survey
9Mile 3-30 SW2-33 9 Mile Prairie, Preliminary Survey
9Mile 4-30 LP2-47 9 Mile Prairie, Preliminary Survey