Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 130

Full Length Research Paper

Description of a new species of insect parasitic nematode, Leidynema (Schwenck, in Travassos 1929) (Thelastomatidae) from host Periplaneta americana of Meerut region - India

Praveen Kumar Singh*
  • Praveen Kumar Singh*
  • Da-542, Sheesh Mahal Appt. Shalimar Bagh delhi 110088 India
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Pragati Rastogi
  • Pragati Rastogi
  • Da-542, Sheesh Mahal Appt. Shalimar Bagh delhi 110088 India
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Hridaya Shankar Singh
  • Hridaya Shankar Singh
  • Da-542, Sheesh Mahal Appt. Shalimar Bagh delhi 110088 India
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  •  Accepted: 13 February 2014
  •  Published: 28 February 2014

Abstract

Three different types of insect parasitic nematodes namely - Leidynema, Thelastoma and Hammerschmidtiella, were collected from hind gut of host Periplaneta americana. The new species - Leidynema meerutensis sp. nov., is characterized with its females having a typical corpus broader at posterior and an enlarged blind intestinal diverticulum, females with unequally disposed lateral alae with posteriorly directed terminal spine, much enlarged excretory sac/bulb and a short attenuated tail. The male Leidynema meerutensis sp. nov. have four pairs of caudal papillae and a truncated tail with a short spine projection.

Key words: New species - Leidynema meerutensis, Thelastomatidae, Periplaneta americana, unequal lateral alae, Blind Gut diverticulum, four pairs of caudal papillae in males, truncated tail, Meerut region -India.