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1 December 2009 A New Genus and Species of Mermithid (Nematoda) Emerging from Chironomid Imagos Eclosing from the Mississippi River Headwaters Area in Northern Minnesota
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Fibromermis roarki n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Mermithidae) is described from the hemocoel of chironomid imagos of Ablabesmyia monilis (L.) eclosing from the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Gulsvig Landing in northern Minnesota in the summer of 2007. The new genus is described, distinguished from the most closely related tetrapapillate aquatic mermithid genus, and the new species described. Intensity and sex specificity of infection are recorded from 28 host adult chironomids of a single cohort. The new species represents the fourth tetrapapillate mermithid species described from the area and the third tetrapapillate genus.

Arthur A. Johnson and Maurice G. Kleve "A New Genus and Species of Mermithid (Nematoda) Emerging from Chironomid Imagos Eclosing from the Mississippi River Headwaters Area in Northern Minnesota," Journal of Parasitology 95(6), 1493-1495, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2033.1
Received: 20 January 2009; Accepted: 1 June 2009; Published: 1 December 2009
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