(Siviour, 1978) Siviour & McLeod, 1079
Belonolaimus lolii Siviour, 1978;
Morulaimus gigas Nobbs & Eyres, 1992
Ibipora differs from Belonolaimus in
having 4 lateral lines rather than 1, as well as differences in the
amphid openings and oral aperture (Siviour and McLeod, 1979).
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Ectoparasite mainly at root tip; nematode has long stylet.
Reproduces on kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum), couch
grass (Cynodon dactylon), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
and sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
Causes stunting and poor growth on bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera), couch
grass (Cynodon dactylon) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
which are variously used in sporting facilities such as golf courses, bowling
greens, football stadiums and rece courses (Stirling et al., 2013),.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:
Stirling, G.R., A.M. Stirling, R.M. Giblin-Davis, W. Ye, D.L.
Porazinska, J.M. Nobbs and K.J. Johnston. 2013. Distribution of southern
sting nematode, Ibipora lolii (Nematoda: Belonolaimidae), on
turfgrass in Australia and its taxonomic relationship to other
belonolaimids. Nematology 15:401-415.