1.3 mm; a = 40; b - 3.6; c = 46; V = 51
1.3 mm; a = 41; b = 3.4; c = 43; T = 54
Body slightly arcuate,
twisting until anterior and posterior ends rarely are see from a lateral
view. Tooth 8-10u long, needle-like with short, furcate base.
Anterior third of esophagus slender, gradually expanding through the second
third until the posterior third almost fills neck cavity. Cardiac
glands prominent, obscuring the small cardia. Vulva
transverse, vagina extending 1/3 across body. Ovaries
reflexed about half their length. Prerectum
as long as body width; rectum about same length.
A single male observed among several hundred specimens. Testes
and supplements apparently rudimentary. Spicula almost straight with
tiny lateral guiding pieces. A thin trough-like gubernaculum may
Habitat: Widely distributed in both cultivated and virgin
soil from Colorado through Nebraska; North and South Dakota; Minnesota