(Giblin-Davis, et al., 2014)
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Recorded from the figs (sycones or syconia) of Ficus colubrinae at
La Selva, Costa Rica (Giblin-Davis, et al., 2014).
feeding endoparasitically in the bracts of sycones.
Ficotylus laselvae has only been recovered from sycones and has not been found in soil under the host plant.
Sycones (figs) are closed inflorescences and nematodes of the genus
Ficotylus probably have phoretic relationships with fig wasps and
transferred between trees during pollination.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
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