Male similar to female with slightly arcuate tail. Supplements low, flat, adjacent, 16-23 in number. Spicula 53u long with strong ventral angle. Lateral guiding pieces about 20u long, irregular in contour.
Labronema mauritiense is immediately distinguished by its smaller size, shape of spear, transverse vulva and type and arrangement of supplements. There are slight variations between these specimens and those described by Williams from Mauritius, but considering the geographical separation there is a remarkable similarity.
Including this species in Labronema is questionable because of the aberrant form of the vulva.
Habitat: Corn field near Fairmont, Nebraska and alfalfa
field near Forestburg, South Dakota.
(Description- Thorne, 1974)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|KonzaV AA-20||Konza Prairie, First Survey|