Calonympha are multinucleate polymastigotes parabasalid flagellates of about 70-80 µm long. The anterior part is occupied by several crown of akaryomastigonts and karyomastigonts each of which composed of four anteriorly directed flagella, a posterior axostyle and a nucleus in karyomastigonts. The posterior part contains an axostylar trunk a bundle composed of the axostyles of the karyomastigonts and wood particles. This species, Calonympha grassii, is from Neotermes jouteli. The anterior part is occupied by karyomastigonts bearing flagella and at the posterior end the protruding axostyle is typical (phase contrast).
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