Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anguina graminis

Anguina graminis (Hardy, 1850)

fescure leaf gall nematode

on grasses


The purplish coloured galls resemble those of Subanguina graminophila, but are not concentrated on the base of the blade. Moreover, the ripe females are squat and wound spirally.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis canina, capillaris, gigantea, stolonifera; Apera spica-venti; Avenella flexuosa; Calamagrostis canadensis, canescens, epigeios; Deschampsia cespitosa; Festuca ovina, rubra; Holcus lanatus, mollis; Schedonorus pratensis.

Festuca is the preferred host plant.


Tylenchus graminis.


often found associated with the fungus Dilophospora alopecuri.


Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964a), Cid del Prado Vera & Maggenti (1984a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Ludwig (1974a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 13.x.2019