Rhodolaimus Fuchs, 1930
Many nematode species of
the Bunonematoidea appear to have phoretic relationships with insects,
particularly insects in the order Coleoptera and family Scarabaeidae. The type
of phoresy may be interpreted from the insect body parts invaded by the
nematodes and the elaborate cuticular ornamentations and extracuticular deposits
of the nematodes that apparently aid their survival in the stressful
environments of the insect body (Nazir et al., 2019).
Nazir, N., Mahboob, M., Jahan, R., Tahseen, Q. 2019. A Preliminary
Study on the Insect Associations and Cuticular Modifications in Some Phoretic
Nematodes. Indian J. Nematology 49:83-90.