Family: Mehdinematidae

 Rev: 10/05/2021

Classification:
 

Chromadorea
    Chromadoria
Rhabditida
Rhabditina
Diplogastroidea

          Mehdinematidae Farooqui, 1967

Parasites of crickets

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Sexually transmitted between cricket hosts. Infective dauer juvenile nematodes are transferred from male to female crickets during copulation. Adult female crickets harboring infective dauers subsequently transfer the nematode to their next mates. 

Adult nematodes occur primarily in the hindgut of mature male crickets, whereas juvenile nematodes are found in the genital chambers of mature male and female crickets.

 

 

 
     

References

Andassy, I. (2005) Free-living Nematodes of Hungary, Part I. (Nematoda errantia). Hungarian Natural History Museum 518p.

Luong, L.T., Platzer, E.G., Zuk, M., Giblin-Davis, R.M. 2000. Venereal worms: sexually transmitted nematodes in the decorated cricket. J. Parasitology 86:471-477.

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