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Fescia  Truskova & Eroshenko, 1977

Type and only species: Fescia grossa Truskova & Eroshenko, 1977

Genus synonymized with Diastolaimus by Andrassy (1984) and Fescia grossa became Diastolaimus grossus (Truskova & Eroshenko, 1977) Andrassy, 1984

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Body size range for the species of this genus in the database - Click:



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Fescia spp. are assumed to be bacterivores based on the unarmed stoma and the cephaloboid oesophagus.

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Biology and Ecology:

Nematodes in the Chambersiellidae are frequently reported in assocaiation with bark beetles.  The relationships are probably phoretic in that the nematodes are transported from tree to tree or to insect galleries by the beetles.



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Andrassy, I. 1984. Klasse Nematoda (Ordnungen Monhysterida, Desmocolecida, Araeolaimida, Chromadorida, Rhabditida) Bestimmungsbűcher zur Bodenfauna Europas, No.9. Berlin (Deutschland): Akademie Verlag.

Massey, C. L. 1974. Biology and taxonomy of nematode parasites and associates of bark beetles in the United States. Agriculture Handbook no. 446. Washington: USDA Forest Service.

Truskova, G.M. & Eroshenko, A.S. 1977. Nematodofauna vegetativnykh organov travjanistykh i drevesnykh rastenij elnikov primorja. Trudy Biologo-Pochvennogo Instituta 47:35-49.



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Revised: January 27, 2022 .