Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphelenchoides besseyi

Aphelenchoides besseyi Christie, 1942

rice white tip nematode

on rice, etc/


In rice chlorotic and white spots on the leaf disk, especially at the tip; the later dry and curl. The leaf sheath are symptomless. Infected plants are reduced in vitality. Strawberries develop the “summer dwarf disease”.in wich the leaves are disfigures and crumpled, and the plants remain small.

host plants


Capsicum annuum; Echinochloa crus-galli; Fragaria vesca; Oryza sativa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Escuer & Bello (2000a), Handoo, Kantor & Carta (2020a), International Plant Protection Convention (2016a), Kohl (2011a), Tülek, Kepenekci, Elekçioğlu & Çobanoğlu (2014a).

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