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Bursaphelenchus xylophilus male nematode (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): L.D. Dwinell, USDA Forest Service
Source: IPM Images


The nematodes of this family are characterized by short stylets with the conus and shaft of similar length. The females have functional anus and rectum. Males and females are the only adult forms.

Economically the most important members are nematodes related to the pine wilt nematode, the genus Bursaphelenchus.

The following genera are currently entered under the Parasitaphelenchidae: