Ficotylus laselvae




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          Ficotylus laselvae Giblin-Davis, Kanzaki, Ye, Zeng, Esquivel & Powers, 2014.
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Morphology and Anatomy:

(Giblin-Davis, et al., 2014)





 Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:


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Recorded from the figs (sycones or syconia) of Ficus colubrinae at La Selva, Costa Rica (Giblin-Davis, et al., 2014).

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Economic Importance:



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 Possibly feeding endoparasitically in the bracts of sycones.

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Life Cycle:

Ficotylus laselvae has only been recovered from sycones and has not been found in soil under the host plant.

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Sycones (figs) are closed inflorescences and nematodes of the genus Ficotylus probably have phoretic relationships with fig wasps and transferred between trees during pollination.

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Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:

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Giblin-Davis, R.M., Kanzaki, N. Davies, K.A., Ye, W., Zeng, Y., Center, B.J., Esquivel, A. and Powers, T.O. 2014. Ficotylus laselvae n. sp. (Tylenchomorpha: Anguinidae) associated with Ficus colubrinae in Costa Rica. Nematology 16:1139-1151



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Revised: July 25, 2022.