Genus Hoplotylus

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            Family Pratylenchidae
                        Genus Hoplotylus


“Strong sexual dimorphism present in anterior body. Deirids absent (said to be present in the male of H. femina). Female labial area dome-shaped; cephalic sclerotization strong. Stylet strong with basal knobs rounded of provided with anterior processes.
Oesophageal glands in line, with moderate dorsal overlap of the intestine. Oesophago-intestinal valve undeveloped. Posterior genital branch reduced to a post uterine sac. Tail elongate-conical, rounded terminaly. Male lip region, high, asymmetrical (dorsal sectors higher), not or only slightly set-off; cephalic sclerotization weak; stylet and oesophagus reduced. Gubernaculum not protruding. Caudal alae sub-terminal.” From Powers and Mullin website  

Powers T. and P. Mullin. Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes. University of Nebraska Nematology Website.