Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
. Gregarina coronata n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) is described from the adults of the Southern Corn Root Worm, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Measurements given are means, in micrometers, taken from mature gamonts in association. Primite: protomerite hemi-ellipsoidal with basal tumidus, length 47.6, width 44.0, with cytoplasmic granule, apical crown apparent; deutomerite elongate ellipsoidal, length 227.9, width 81.3; epimerite absorbed into anterior in gamont, globular in trophozoite. Satellite: protomerite hemi-ellipsoidal, truncated at association interface to appear trapezoidal, length 39.2, width 49.6, with cytoplasmic granule; deutomerite elongate ellipsoidal, length 240.6, width 80.2; epimerite absorbed into anterior in gamont. Association caudofrontal and often precocious, occurring during growth of trophozoites. Gametocysts spherical, 115.3 in diameter, 132.9 with hyaline coat; producing multiple oocyst chains under moist storage in 24–36 h. Oocysts very uniform in shape and size, dorsad: doliform, length 6.4, equatorial width 3.4, polar width 2.9; pleuron: dorso-ventrally flattened, corpus concave with bicondylic termina; corpus height 0.98, width 4.44; terminus height 1.96, width 0.98.
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