Life Cycle: Several species of this genus use a grasshopper intermediate host, followed by a bird definitive host (Bethel, 1973; Ellis, 1969).
Description: "Body of female spirally twisted; longitudinal fissures usually absent. Body of male without spines. Left spicule very long. Parasitic in proventriculus” (Rysavy and Ryzhikov, 1978).
Sources: Bethel, W.M. 1973. The Life Cycle and Notes on the Developmental Stages of Microtetrameres corax Schell, 1953 (Nematoda: T etr ameridae). Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, Vol. 40, No. 1.
Ellis, C.J. 1969. Life History of Microtetrameres centuri Barus, 1966 (Nematoda: Tetrameridae) I. Juveniles Journal of Nematology, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Rysavy, B. and Ryzhikov, K.M. 1978. Helminths of Fish-Eating Birds of the Palaearctic Region: Nematoda. p. 221.