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EENY 626: Dagger Nematode Xiphinema spp. (Cobb, 1913) Inglis, 1983 (Nematoda: Enoplea: Dorylaimia: Dorylaimina: Xiphinematinae)

Figure 10. A drawing comparing anterior regions of a dagger nematode, Xiphinema spp. to a sting nematode, Belonolaimus sp. Sting nematode has an offset head region and a stylet with basal knobs; dagger nematodes do not have an offset head region and the basal region of the stylet has flanges.

Credit: Nemaplex, University of California, Davis. Used with permission