During the examination of the eelworms assembled after washing pieces of turf by Thorne’s sieving technique (Goodey, T., 1949), which had been collected in a meadow at Winches Farm, St. Albans, several specimens of nematodes were found, both male and female, which were first identified as Tylenchorhynchus dubius (see Thorne, 1949). On closer examination of the male tail the spicules were seen not to be the proper shape. Further examination made it clear that a different species was being looked at which had several unique features, the most characteristic being the pattern of the cuticle. This, in addition to having well-defined transverse striae, had longitudinal markings such that the whole surface was divided into minute squares and gave the appearance of very delicate and exceedingly regular quilting. It is accordingly described as a new species with the name Tylenchorhynchus tessellatus.