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A new species of Hexamermis Steiner, 1924 (Nematoda, Mermithidae) parasitizing Epilachna paenulata (Germar, 1824) (Coleopera, Coccinellidae) in Argentina.

Reboredo, G. R. ; Camino, N. B.

Revista Peruana de Biología 2019 Vol 26 No. 1 pp. 21-26;


Hexamermis bonaerensis sp. n. a parasite of Epilachna paenulata (Germar, 1824) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) from Argentina is described. It is characterized by having the amphids medium sized, rounded oval shaped, the vagina muscularized and slightly protruding with a descending branch forming a loop before joining the uterus. It presents three rows of genital papillae: the ventrolateral in one row with thirteen papillae; the ventral row with two single, three pairs and two single preanal papillae, and with five pairs postanal papillae.