Diagnosis: Hoplolaiminae. Lip region with longitudinal striae. Cephalic framework massive, often yellow. Spear knobs with anterior projections. Esophageal glands overlapping intestine dorsally and laterally, with 3 to 6 nuclei. Female tail shorter than anal body diameter. One phasmid (scutellum) in anterior portion of body, the other posterior.
(Thorne's note:) Taxonomy of Hoplolaiminae has been clarified
by the exemplary works of Sher, making it relatively easy to identify the
species of Hoplolaimus, Aorolaimus and Helicotylenchus
found in the northern Great Plains. Only one species of Hoplolaimus
has been identified but more extensive collecting will probably reveal
that certain variants observed are valid species.
(Description- Thorne, 1968)
Type species: Hoplolaimus tylenchiformis Daday, 1905
Species found: at:
|H. galeatus||Konza Prairie, University of Georgia collection|
|H. columbus||South Carolina (University of Georgia collection)|