Indian Journal of NematologyYear : 1981, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
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ISSN : 0303-6960.
Protrellatus sp. from the common house cricket, Gryllus domesticus
Vijayalakshmi K., Khan E.
Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi-12.
Presented at Nematology Symposium held at Coimbatore, India in February, 1981
Nematodes belonging to genus Protrellatus Farooqui, 1970 were found parasitising the common huose cricket, Gryllus domesticus. The crickets were collected from stacked earthen pots in the Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and dissected in 1% Nacl solution. The nematodes (females and juveniles) were present in the intestinal region of the host. The incidence of infestation was quite high 1 to 8 nematodes in 80% crickets. When only a single female was found in a host, it occupied almost the entire width of the intestine. The nematode differs from the only existing species of the genus, P. alli Farooqui, 1970 and hence suspected to be new.