Miconchus fasciatus
(Cobb, 1917) Andrassy, 1958
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

Florida specimens
(Ten females).—L=2.3 mm (2.1-2.4); a=39.4 (36.2-41.3); b=5.8 (5.5-6.0); c=9.1 (7.8-10.4); V=63% (60-66); buccal cavity=40-42x24-30 m; tail length=.25 mm (.22-.28).

Cobb described but did not illustrate this species.  However, the specimens which I examined from Florida corresponded very closely with Cobb’s unpublished illustration of the head area of M. fasciatus.
 Labia conspicuously set off by a deep constriction.  Refractive line mentioned by Cobb distinctive in all specimens.  Amphid aperture about one-quarter width of buccal cavity but obscure in most specimens examined.  Teeth very small, equal-sized, and situated in the posterior third of the buccal cavity.  Distinct tuberculate valve between esophagus and intestine.  Intestine tessellated.  Spermatheca of all but one female well supplied with sperm.  Reproductive organ double, reflexed, containing long, thin-shelled eggs (160-190 m long by 50 m wide).  One female contained two eggs.  Tail conoid, slightly to strongly ventrally arcuate, with acutely rounded terminus.  Spinneret and caudal glands absent.
 Habitat.—About the roots of camphor and pine trees.
 Geographical distribution.—Florida (by N.A. Cobb); Gainesville, Florida, collected by B.E. Hopper and R.P. Esser in 1957 and 1961, respectively.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Konza IV GG-72 Konza Prairie, First Survey
Konza wallow-16 Konza Prairie, Preliminary Survey
KonzaI CD-04 Konza Prairie, First Survey
KonzaIV CD-39 Konza Prairie, First Survey