Revision of the genus Xiphocephalus and description of Xiphocephalus ellisi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida: Stylocephalidae) from Eleodes opacus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the western Nebraska Sandhills.

Xiphocephalus is revised, clarifying diagnosis of the epimerite complex, gametocyst, and oocyst. Xiphocephalus ellisi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) is described from Eleodes opacus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) collected from Keith County in the Sandhills of western Nebraska. Measurements are means in micrometers. Developing trophozoites solitary… CONTINUE READING