Habrotrocha flaviformis de Koning 1947
Habrotrocha flaviformis, specimen with egg, whirling, dorsoventral view. Two glands (retrocerebral glands?) which range from the anterior part of the trunk to the neck provide a glue that is secreted through the rostrum. Analogous to some caterpillars H. flaviformis presses the rostrum on to the substratum, a thread is produced and attached to the substratum for building a web around the body.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, detail of the anterior part. The asterisks mark the two granular glands.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, contracted specimen inside the web.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, web of another specimen from the same sample.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, detail of the web.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, whirling, lateral view; this species has a very long and slender head.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, whirling, lateral view; this species has also a very long pharynx.
Habrotrocha flaviformis, the stomach of the specimens from this sample is orange colored; the vitellaria are yellowish (in contrast to the literature, where it is vice versa).
Habrotrocha flaviformis, left image: dorsal view of the head, focus plane on the upper lip. Right: trophi with dental formula 6/6.
Location: NSG Schwalm
Habitat: fungus on dead tree. Image here:
Date: 26.11.2015
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