Description of Afenestrata koreana n. sp. (Nematoda: Heteroderinae), a Parasite, of Bamboo in Korea


  • N. Vovlas
  • F. Lamberti
  • H. Y. Choo


Afenestrata koreana n. sp. collected from roots of bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) in Gyeongnam Province in the southern part of the Korean peninsula is described and illustrated. Its primary differentiating characteristics are a globose to subspherical body in adults with a prominent neck and terminal cone, thick cuticle, terminal vulva, and deep vagina. Fenestra, bullae, and underbridge are absent. The anus is on the immediate posterior side of the cone. Superficial small tubercules cover all the terminal cone area. The new species differs markedly from the other two known species in the genus, specifically in having three incisures in the lateral field of juveniles and a shorter stylet length in juveniles and adults. The male is unknown. Key words: Afenestrata koreana n. sp., bamboo, cyst nematode, Heteroderidae, morphology, nematode, new species, Phyllostachys pubescens, scanning electron microscopy, taxonomy.