horsehair worm


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horsehair worm,

worm of the class NematomorphaNematomorpha
, small (about 230 species) phylum of pseudocoelomates; the horsehair worms. Most are very slender, elongated creatures found in ponds and streams, whose larvae live as parasites in arthropods. They emerge as adults for a brief time, then mate and die.
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Additional cases of predation on horsehair worms (Phylum Nematomorpha), with a recent record for Missouri.
Horsehair Worms (Nematomorpha) as Parasites of Praying Mantids with a Discussion of their Life Cycle.
Our data provide additional support for the suggestion that predation by fish is a potentially important source of horsehair worm mortality even though horsehair worms are not known to be an important component of the diet of any fish species (Co chran et al.
In his review of horsehair worm distribution in the United States, Chandler (1985) included no records of any species of horsehair worm from Missouri.
Abstract: We recovered horsehair worms (Gordius difficilis and G.
Nine specimens of free-living adult horsehair worms were collected and identified as Paragordius varius (Leidy, 1851).
Although other species of horsehair worms have been reported from several of the states within the Mississippi River watershed (Schmidt-Rhaesa et al.
Adult horsehair worms can be found in fresh water (with the exception of 5 species living in the sea), where they copulate and deposit eggs.
Horsehair worms (Nematomorpha) from the Baltic Island Bornholm (Denmark), with notes on the biology of Gordius albopunctatus.