from maize ( Zea mays
) roots in Shenyang and luffa ( Luffa cylindrica
) roots in Dalian, China, are described in this paper. Nematodes from the two areas were identified consistently, and were characterized by a heavy cephalic sclerotization, extending posteriorly up to two body annuli, stylet 11-13 µm long, elongating conoid tail, and becoming thinner from vulva. Males were not found. Pratylenchus ekrami
is close to Pratylenchus vulnus
, but the most critical characteristics between the two species were the number of lip annuli, stylet size, and shape of stylet knobs. This species is the first reported in China.